Triage, diagostic aid and quantification tools for head CT scans

qER is an FDA 510(k) cleared triage and notification tool that prioritizes head CT scans with critical abnormalities such as a bleed, fracture, mass effect or midline shift on the radiology worklist for priority review.

qQuant for head CT scans is a progression monitoring tool for conditions like traumatic brain injury.

Head CT scan tools

Qure.ai's head CT scan algorithms are based on deep neural networks trained with over 300,000 head CT scans. The algorithms are device-agnostic (work with non-contrast scans from all major CT scan manufacturers) and provide results in under a minute. All Qure.ai products integrate directly with the radiology workflow through the PACS and worklist.

Image markings, bleed subtypes and labels are not available in the United States

qER

Radiology worklists can prove complex to manage, especially in tele-radiology settings or imaging centers with high scan volume. ‘STAT’ designations assigned when the CT scan is requested don’t always reflect the true degree of urgency. The qER prioritization tool helps reduce onset-to-treatment times for critical scans and meet stroke and trauma reporting standards.

qER detects and prioritizes scans containing

  • Intracranial bleeds
  • Cranial fractures
  • Mass effect or
  • Midline shift

qER provides information about bleed subtypes, and localizes the target abnormalities to faciliate review. qER is offered with a reporting assistance mode that pre-populates radiologist templates with this information.

qQuant for Head CT scans

Qure.ai's deep learning algorithms quantify the volume of intracranial structures and lesions rapidly and precisely. This capability is used by clinicians to track the progress of patients with hemorrhagic stroke, traumatic brain injury or hydrocephalus and by researchers to develop new quantitative outcome measures. Clinicians can use these quantitative measurements to assist with determining the severity of the trauma, lesion or underlying disease, or to assist with the comparison of multiple CT scans.

Peer-reviewed Validation study and Open Dataset

In October 2018, a study validating Qure.ai's head CT scan algorithms was published in The Lancet, evaluating performance on detecting intracranial bleeds, fractures, mass effect and midline shift.

The study measured algorithm accuracy versus a 3-radiologist majority on 500 scans and an additional 25,000-scan validation dataset, showing that qER is able to detect these critical abnormalities with near-radiologist accuracy.

We have made the CQ500 dataset publicly available so that others can test their algorithms and build upon our results. We provide anonymized dicoms and the corresponding radiologist reads for the published validation set.

Algorithm Capability

Qure.ai’s deep learning algorithms detect, localise and quantify a growing list of brain pathologies including intra-cerebral bleeds and their subtypes, infarcts, mass effect, midline shift, and cranial fractures.

Extradural hemorrhage
Extradural hemorrhage
Subdural hemorrhage
Subdural hemorrhage
Intraparenchymal hemorrhage
Intraparenchymal hemorrhage
Intraventricular hemorrhage
Intraventricular hemorrhage
Infarct
Infarct
Infarct
Infarct
Cranial fracture
Cranial fracture
Cranial fracture
Cranial fracture
Pneumocephalus
Pneumocephalus
Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus
Midline shift
Midline shift
Atrophy
Atrophy
Extradural hemorrhage

Extradural hemorrhage

Detects, localizes and quantifies the 5 types of intracranial bleeds, and reports their subtype, anatomic location and volume.
Intraparenchymal hemorrhage

Subdural hemorrhage

Detects, localizes and quantifies the 5 types of intracranial bleeds, and reports their subtype, anatomic location and volume.
Intraparenchymal hemorrhage

Intraparenchymal hemorrhage

Detects, localizes and quantifies the 5 types of intracranial bleeds, and reports their subtype, anatomic location and volume.
intraventricular hemorrhage

Intraventricular hemorrhage

Detects, localizes and quantifies the 5 types of intracranial bleeds, and reports their subtype, anatomic location and volume.
Infarcts

Infarct

Detects infarcts from the time of appearance of a well defined hypodense lesion — about the same time they can be reliably noted by a radiologist. qER detects and localizes acute, subacute and chronic infarcts, including lacunar infarcts.
Infarcts

Infarct

Detects infarcts from the time of appearance of a well defined hypodense lesion — about the same time they can be reliably noted by a radiologist. qER detects and localizes acute, subacute and chronic infarcts, including lacunar infarcts.
Cranial fracture

Cranial fracture

Detects fractures, localizes them with a bounding box on the image, and names the cranial bone(s) affected.
Cranial fracture

Cranial fracture

Detects fractures, localizes them with a bounding box on the image, and names the cranial bone(s) affected.
Pneumocephalus

Pneumocephalus

Detects pneumocephalus, or the presence of air in the cranial cavity, an infrequent occurrence associated with head trauma or neurosurgery.
Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus

Quantifies brain ventricle volume, and cranial vault volume. Both these volumes, and their ratio are presented to the user or pre-filed in the report template, along with the reference range for age and gender.
Midline shift

Midline shift

Detects and quantifies midline shift on head CT scans.
Atrophy

Atrophy

Identifies scans with generalized or localized cerebral atrophy, useful for the assessment of neurodegenerative disease.

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