Nuance Communications and NVIDIA Bring Medical Imaging AI Models Directly into Clinical Environments

Mass Gen. Brigham Among First to Accelerate Development and Deployment of End-to-End AI Models in Clinical Workflows on Nuance Precision Imaging Network

LA VEGAS, November 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — HLTH—Nuance Communications, Inc. and NVIDIA today announced a partnership that, for the first time, puts AI-based diagnostic tools directly into the hands of radiologists and other clinicians at scale, enabling the delivery of improved care. to patients at lower cost.

The partnership brings together the national scale of the Nuance Precision Imaging Network – an AI-powered cloud platform that delivers patient insights from diagnostic imaging to clinical and administrative workflows – and MONAI, an open-source, industry-specific medical imaging AI framework co-founded and accelerated by NVIDIA. Together, they enable the safe and efficient validation, deployment and evaluation of medical imaging AI models.

Mass General Brigham is one of the first major medical centers to use MONAI and the Nuance Precision Imaging Network to define a single workflow that connects medical imaging model development, application packaging, deployment and clinical feedback for medical imaging. refinement of the model. It has more than 80,000 employees who provide care to 1.5 million patients each year, with $2.3 billion in annual research expenditure.

Using the combined offer, the medical center deployed an AI breast density model that reduced the waiting period for results from days to just 15 minutes. Women can now speak to a clinician about their test results and discuss next steps before leaving the facility, rather than going through the stress and anxiety of waiting for results.

“With the combination of technologies from NVIDIA and Nuance, our AI researchers can focus on training and developing their models rather than doing all the plumbing underneath,” said Dr. Keith J. Dreyer, Chief Data Science Officer, Mass General Brigham. “This makes it easier to get AI-powered insights for our clinicians, so they can deliver the best care possible, speed time to treatment, and improve patient outcomes.”

The continuous feedback loop from clinic to research reduces model adaptation times from years to weeks. Domain changes in data now take weeks instead of months, and problem detection and repair takes minutes instead of hours. It has also allowed Mass General Brigham to reduce development and maintenance costs for medical imaging AI applications.

“Adoption of AI in radiology at scale has historically been limited by the complexity of clinical workflows and the lack of standards, applications and deployment platforms,” said David Niewolny, Director, Healthcare Business Development, NVIDIA. “This partnership breaks down those barriers, enabling extraordinary AI capabilities to be delivered directly to the point of service, faster than ever before.”

“The strategic partnership between Nuance and NVIDIA simplifies the process of deploying trained diagnostic imaging AI models into existing large-scale clinical applications for everyone. at the bedside,” says Pierre Durlach, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Nuance Communications. “AI imaging developers will now be able to deploy their solutions much faster, helping to transform imaging workflows to improve patient outcomes and healthcare system financial performance.

Powered by Microsoft Azure, the Nuance Precision Imaging Network provides access to a comprehensive ecosystem of AI-powered tools and insights in clinical workflows to more than 12,000 healthcare facilities and 80% of US radiologists using Nuance’s PowerScribe radiology reporting and PowerShare image sharing solutions. .

MONAI was created by the medical imaging community to turn research breakthroughs and applications of AI into clinical impact. It includes MONAI Deploy, the accelerated processing pipeline that delivers MONAI Application Packages (MAPs), which easily integrate into healthcare systems, using interoperability standards such as DICOM, in data centers and cloud environments.

To learn more, read Nuance’s whitepaper here.

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