Pixyl receives FDA clearance for AI-powered brain MRI software Pixyl.Neuro™
GRENOBLE, France, Nov. 20, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Pixyl has announced FDA 510(k) clearance for Pixyl.Neuro™, the next-generation AI software for brain MRI analysis that recently demonstrated enhanced detection rates up to 28%1.
Pixyl is an award-winning French medtech specializing in AI-powered MRI solutions to improve patient care. Pixyl.Neuro™ automatically analyzes brain MRI images to support rapid detection, early diagnosis and objective monitoring of neurological disorders, leveraging generative AI technology to ensure robust performance in real-world practice.
"AI-driven MRI analysis opens the possibility of accessing previously unavailable clinically-relevant information to reinforce radiology workflows, especially in the context of neurological disorders." explains Pr. Lotfi Hacein-Bey, Chief of Division of Neuroradiology at UC Davis. "With disease modifying treatments for MS and now Alzheimer's Disease, it is more important than ever to highlight activity and monitor disease evolution."
Pixyl.Neuro™ was designed to improve detection of neurological disease activity, accelerate MRI reading time, and provide peace-of-mind for the 83% of MS MRI exams that are stable2. Brain region volumes are quantified and compared to normative data to identify abnormal atrophy earlier and help support differential diagnosis. The solution uses minimal MRI protocols and provides results in a matter of minutes.
According to Pr. Hacein-Bey, "Pixyl's FDA approval holds great promise for supporting the management of neurodegenerative and neuroinflammatory disorders. We chose Pixyl to answer our routine practice needs based on their track-record of delivering high-quality brain MRI solutions. I am delighted to partner with Pixyl and I look forward to the benefits it will bring to our radiology workflow and patient care."
Pixyl's adherence to the latest FDA AI guidelines in obtaining approval underscores their commitment to developing high-quality medical imaging AI solutions. Additionally, Pixyl.Neuro has received the CE-mark class IIa certification in the European Union under the new Medical Device Regulations.
Precision medicine heralds a new era in patient care. One where medical professionals using the latest AI solutions can rapidly access the information needed to diagnose and manage diseases earlier. As noted by Senan Doyle, CEO at Pixyl, "It is incredibly rewarding to receive feedback from Pixyl.Neuro users who attest to this valuable support. We are delighted to work with US radiologists and imaging centers to reinforce radiology workflows and patient care"
Pixyl.Neuro is used in more than 12 countries across Europe, North America and Africa, and has observed a four-fold increase in exam volume since December 2022.
The solution is available directly from Pixyl and from select distributors.
Pixyl was founded to place the most advanced AI for medical imaging directly in the hands of radiologists and clinicians. Starting with brain MRI applications, the company rose to prominence by winning the French Radiology Society data challenge, where Pixyl's AI tech accurately predicted the future clinical disability of multiple sclerosis patients from a single MRI sequence. Partnering with the French Observatory for Multiple Sclerosis (OFSEP), Pixyl is driving innovation in the next generation of predictive imaging solutions. PIXYL is also a partner in the PRIMUS (Projection In Multiple Sclerosis) project which was granted the prestigious University Hospital Health Research (RHU) funding in 2021.
Expanding on their portfolio of MRI applications, and since its launch in 2020, PIXYL has been a partner in the AI.Dream consortium, led by GE HealthCare (GEHC) and Pr. Valérie Vilgrain (Head of Radiology, Beaujon Hospital, APHP), aiming to promote the co-development of next-generation AI hepatic applications.
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1 Dehaene et al. Radiologists and Artificial Intelligence on clinically relevant metrics for detecting activity in Multiple-Sclerosis patients. ESNR 2023
2 Cohan, S. & al. (2016). BMC Neurology 16 doi:10.1186/s12883-016-0699-8
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