Riverain Technologies revenues up 34 percent
Riverain’s flagship ClearRead bone suppression technology helps radiologists detect lung nodules and other serious medical conditions by transforming a traditional chest X-ray into a soft tissue image without the ribs and clavicle bones. These structures commonly obscure abnormalities. There are no additional tests or radiation exposure for patients, and no imaging machines or hardware for the hospital to buy or house to achieve the soft tissue image.
“Most of the growth in adoption is being driven by radiologists’ recognition that bone suppression is very useful and there’s little to no downside to it,” said
Getting more out of X-rays
Historically, no-bone, soft tissue, images were only possible by exposing patients to higher radiation levels using expensive imaging equipment. The boost in clarity and performance of the X-ray is beneficial for patients given that X-ray is the most readily available and widely used imaging test. Many lung cancers are first spotted on X-ray images taken for other reasons, such as to diagnose other medical conditions, including heart problems, collapsed lung, pneumonia, broken ribs and emphysema.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in
“It's nice to get more out of what we deliver,” said
The software is sold directly to medical centers, to enhance X-ray images captured by the machines they already have, and by major manufacturers including
“As long as we’re going to continue to do millions of chest X-rays around the world, with this software we’re going to pick up more cancers sooner and we’re going to miss less cancers,” said Dr. MacMahon, who is a member of Riverain’s medical advisory board.
ClearRead +Confirm improves clarity of lines, tubes and saves time
In addition to purchasing ClearRead Bone Suppression and ClearRead + Detect software, which marks suspected lung nodules on an X-ray image,
ClearRead +Confirm identifies and highlights lines and tubes on portable chest X-ray images, reducing reading time by approximately 19 percent without compromising radiologist accuracy or confidence.
“Referring physicians working in our intensive care units can see lines and tubes much more clearly without having to make adjustments to each image, line by line and case by case,” Dr. Kazerooni said. “They’re bypassing the standard X-ray image and going directly to the Riverain-processed images. This speaks to how highly they regard the software.”
The benefit of ClearRead +Confirm for patients, Dr. Kazerooni added, is that “It gives us greater confidence about the devices we’re putting in place so that we’re sure they’re functioning optimally.”
About Riverain Technologies
An industry leader and technology innovator, Riverain Technologies applies proprietary pattern recognition and machine learning technologies in the creation of software applications for use globally in the health care industry and beyond. The
Riverain ClearRead software solutions include ClearRead Bone Suppression, +Detect, +Confirm and +Compare™, which reveals density changes between current and prior chest X-ray images.
For more information please visit: www.riveraintech.com.
For Riverain Technologies
Source: Riverain Technologies