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AI software to detect strokes gets FDA clearance

February 15, 2018 11:29 PM UTC

FDA approved Viz LVO Stroke Platform, an AI-based triage software from Inc. (San Francisco, Calif.), to detect large vessel occlusion (LVO) strokes in computed tomography (CT) images of the brain. The approval, which came via FDA's de novo premarket review pathway, opens up a new regulatory classification under the 510(k) pathway for future computer-aided triage software devices with the same medical imaging intended use.

Viz LVO Stroke Platform alerts a neurovascular specialist via text notification when it identifies a suspected blockage during analysis. In support of the application, submitted to FDA real-world performance data and data from a retrospective study comparing the software's image analysis algorithm from 300 CT images to analysis by two neuroradiologists. ...