HLTH22: Nuance and NVIDIA Bring Medical Imaging AI Models Directly into Clinical Settings

Nuance Launches Precision Imaging Network for AI-Powered Imaging InsightsNuance Launches Precision Imaging Network for AI-Powered Imaging Insights

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Peter Durlach, Chief Strategy Officer at Nuance Communications, announced on-stage at HLTH a partnership with NVIDIA that will put artificial intelligence (AI)-based diagnostics tools directly in the hands of radiologists and other clinicians at scale for the first time.

– The partnership will enable the validation, deployment, and evaluation of medical imaging AI models with the combined power of the Nuance Precision Imaging Network (PIN) – an AI-powered cloud platform that delivers patient insights from diagnostic imaging into clinical and administrative workflows – and MONAI, which is an open-source and domain-specialized medical-imaging AI framework co-founded and accelerated by NVIDIA.

Mass General Brigham Adoption

Mass General Brigham is among the first major medical centers to use MONAI and the Nuance Precision Imaging Network to define a unique workflow that links medical-imaging model development, application packaging, deployment and clinical feedback for model refinement. It has more than 80,000 employees providing care to 1.5 million patients annually, with $2.3 billion in annual research spending.

Using the combined offering, the medical center has deployed a breast density AI model that has reduced the waiting period for results from several days to just 15 minutes. Women can now talk to a clinician about the results of their scan and discuss next steps before they leave the facility, rather than going through the stress and anxiety of waiting for results.