The partnership will integrate DiA Imaging’s AI applications with Philips’ ultrasound technology to help clinicians improve care

Philips partners with DiA Imaging Analysis. (Credit: Koninklijke Philips N.V.)

Royal Philips has partnered with AI-backed ultrasound applications provider DiA Imaging Analysis to provide clinicians with automated solutions at point-of-care.

Under the partnership, DiA’s AI-powered automated solutions will be combined with Philips’ advanced ultrasound image quality to enhance diagnosis, effectiveness and care for point-of-care customers.

With the integration of AI-enabled applications within ultrasound technology, Philips aims to enhance its capability to deliver improved patient outcomes, patient and staff experiences and reduce the cost of care.

Philips precision diagnosis chief business leader Kees Wesdorp said: “This partnership with DiA reinforces Philips’ commitment to integrating AI partners into the Radiology workflow ecosystem, from the modality, to interpretation, all the way through to results communication.

“Through our strategic partnership with DiA, we can deliver unprecedented diagnostic confidence and operational efficiency to point-of-care ultrasound imaging, as well as widen access to high quality and timely care both inside and outside of hospitals.”

The health technology firm said that ultrasound is a cost-efficient diagnostic imaging modality that requires significant operator experience and visual interpretation for effective use.

The subjectivity and variability related to visual interpretation pose a challenge for longitudinal assessments to measure patient improvement or deterioration.

DiA Imaging’s FDA approved and CE-marked AI-enabled 2D ultrasound applications are designed to reduce the variability and improve the accuracy of image analysis.

The company’s AI technology automates the process of traditional manual capture and visual analysis of ultrasound images.

Its LVivo Toolbox, which includes a variety of FDA and CE mark approved automated AI-enabled apps focused on cardiac and abdominal ultrasound analysis, will help clinicians.

DiA Imaging Analysis CEO and co-founder Hila Goldman Aslan said: “With superb image quality and ability to operate with smartphones and tablets, Philips Ultrasound devices are widely accepted as the industry’s most advanced solution for point-of-care imaging.

“As such, it is the ideal platform for deploying AI-enabled solutions that will benefit patients by helping clinicians to make better-informed decisions.”