iCAD and Google Health will work together to promote iCAD’s leading breast cancer AI solutions for mammography along with providing access to millions of women across the world
iCAD, the leading medical technology provider, on Monday announced a strategic development and commercialization agreement with Google Health to incorporate its AI (artificial intelligence technology) into iCAD’s portfolio of breast imaging AI solutions. This partnership will mark Google Health’s first commercial agreement and introduce its breast imaging AI into clinical practice.
iCAD and google Health will work together to promote iCAD’s leading breast-cancer AI solutions for mammography along with providing access to millions of women across the world. The firm will also utilize Google Cloud, thus boosting the medical technology provider’s cloud-hosted offerings.
The president and Chief Executive Officer of iCAD, Stacey Stevens mentions that the partnership with Google marks one of the important alliances for the US based firm, utilizing Google’s AI and Cloud technology will enhance the ability of the firm’s breast AI technologies and accelerate the adoption and expand access on a global scale.
“iCAD and Google Health are united in our purpose-driven missions to elevate innovation, improve patient care and optimize outcomes for all. By combining the power of our technologies and teams, we strengthen our fight against breast cancer and positively impact the lives of women and their loved ones across the globe,” says Stacey Stevens.
Under the agreement, Google has licensed its AI technology for personalized risk assessment and breast cancer to iCAD. The firm will apply the licensed technology to advance 3D and 2D algorithms and will commercialize the developed products. “Google Health is our cross-company initiative to use technology to help everyone, everywhere be healthier – and collaborating with leading-edge companies like iCAD is a key part of this strategy,” said Greg Corrado, Head of Health AI, Google.
Medical Assistance through Technology
iCAD’s Breast AI Suite is an extensive portfolio of medically proven technologies for density assessment, and breast cancer detection, along with providing short-term risk evaluations. Under the present partnership, the firm will authenticate and integrate Google Health’s mammography AI technology into its Breast AI Suite with the aim of supporting patients’ cancer journeys.
According to experts, even though 3D mammography is growing and is being increasingly used in different parts of the world, many countries still opt for 2D mammography which could create many challenges. ProFound AI could play an important role in encouraging medical professionals to move over the challenges and the firm’s commitment to the further development of the technology provide professional in the medical field with expert tools that assist in providing a better outcome.
The medical technology leader also plans to integrate Google’s mammography AI technology into ProFound AI Risk, which is the world’s first decision support tool that will provide an accurate short-term breast cancer risk estimation which is also personalized. This is the only commercially available technology that can identify people who are at high risk of being identified with breast cancer. Medical professionals will also receive information that would assist them to tailor screening regimens for patients according to their conditions rather than giving a general screening program which is practiced in many countries.
iCAD will also utilize Google Cloud’s secure infrastructure along with accrediting Google Health’s mammography AI technology. Using cloud technology will help to transform its delivery model from an on-premise suite of solutions to cloud-hosted solutions. The capability to expand cloud-hosted solutions into new regions can aid the company in scaling access to Artificial Intelligence-based tools in remote areas which face infrastructural challenges. Cloud supports various healthcare systems and other related activities with the aim of enabling safe and secure patient care, encouraging medical professionals with productivity tools and integrations, and making better operational decisions based on insights and data analytics. Integration with google cloud will also allow customers to implement and measure iCAD’s solutions more effortlessly.