A leading innovator in artificial intelligence (AI) diagnostics and portfolio company of Paragon Biosciences, Qlarity Imaging, and Blackford, a specialist in medical imaging applications and AI, announced the integration of QuantX™ within Blackford’s curated marketplace. Through this partnership, platform-based implementation will be combined with the improved reader performance and accuracy benefits of QuantX™ to help radiologists, hospitals, and most importantly, patients reap more benefits from breast MRI interpretation.
Qlarity Imaging Chief Executive Officer Jon DeVries, said, “Breast MRI evaluations are one of the more difficult exams for radiologists. Factoring in the current challenges contributing to widespread radiologist burnout, the question is not if technological advancements are needed, but how they can be developed and implemented to add the most value. Partnering with Blackford will help radiologists and their teams overcome current workflow, budget, and productivity challenges, while also providing unique opportunities for innovation with partners to improve the quality of breast cancer screening and diagnosis strategies.”
The integration will be based on the new cloud-based, vendor-neutral format of QuantX™, which is in development and waiting for FDA clearance. Blackford and Quality Imaging collaborate with leaders in medical imaging management to deliver innovative solutions centered on optimizing the quality of care and workflows.
According to Ben Panter, CEO, Blackford Analysis, “We are delighted that Qlarity’s QuantX™ will be available through Blackford’s curated marketplace of applications. We look forward to working with Qlarity to provide our customers and channel partners with simplified access to QuantX™ through our dedicated platform, to help drive additional clinical value for patients.”
The partnership aims to boost efficiency among radiologists, department administrators, and IT personnel so that radiologists can focus on patient care. Using the Blackford Platform for QuantX™ means that deployment time, costs, monitoring, maintenance, and support can be reduced through a fully integrated system that can access a wide variety of imaging applications. As a result of Blackford’s extensive infrastructure and network, more radiologists will have the ability to enact QuantX™ to improve diagnostic accuracy during MRI breast exams.