AI Algorithm by VRVis and Agfa HealthCare to be validated by Dubai Health Authority
Radiology imaging departments at select Dubai Health Authority Medical Fitness Centres to validate the use of Artificial Intelligence technology for Chest X-rays, which was developed by VRVis and AGFA.
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Agfa HealthCare signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on January 31st at the Arab Health Conference 2018. The collaboration will lead to the first Augmented Intelligence (AI) validation in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Agfa HealthCare’s - in collaboration with VRVis - organically developed Chest XRay AI Algorithm will be incorporated as the latest technological advancement in the medical field for improved efficiencies and enhanced patient-centric care. The AI Algorithm is the result of a long collaboration between Agfa HealthCare and VRVis, specifically the Biomedical Image Informatics Team of Katja Bühler.
The MoU was signed by His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority and James Jay, President Imaging IT at Agfa HealthCare in the presence of H.E. Ambassador Dominique Mineur, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to the United Arab Emirates and senior officials from both sides. The MoU is a culmination of the joint efforts of the DHA and Agfa HealthCare for over a period of two years during which the use of AI was reviewed across the radiology departments of DHA’s medical fitness centres.
As part of the MoU, Agfa HealthCare’s Enterprise Imaging platform, currently deployed at the radiology departments of DHA’s medical fitness centres, will be leveraged to validate artificial intelligence for fast image analysis, automated reports and improved clinical efficiency.