News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | November 19, 2018

Bay Labs and Northwestern Medicine Enroll First Patient in AI Echocardiography Study

Clinical trial evaluates if artificial intelligence helps certified medical assistants perform echocardiograms and detect heart disease in primary care settings

Bay Labs and Northwestern Medicine Enroll First Patient in AI Echocardiography Study

November 19, 2018 – Medical artificial intelligence (AI) company Bay Labs and Northwestern Medicine announced that the first patient has been enrolled in a first-of-its-kind study. The study will evaluate the use of Bay Labs’ EchoGPS cardiac ultrasound guidance software to enable certified medical assistants (CMAs) as medical professionals with no prior scanning experience to capture high-quality echocardiograms. The study will also evaluate the use of its EchoMD measurement and interpretation software suite to detect certain types of heart disease among patients 65 years and older undergoing routine physical examinations in primary care settings.

“Deep learning will have a profound impact on cardiac imaging in the future, and the ability to simplify acquisition will be a tremendous advance to bring echocardiograms to the point-of-care in primary care offices,” said Patrick M. McCarthy, M.D., chief of cardiac surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, executive director, Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute and principal investigator on the project.

“SHAPE: Seeing the Heart with AI Powered Echo” is the first study to evaluate AI-guided ultrasound acquisition by CMAs. SHAPE is a non-randomized study which will enroll approximately 1,200 patients at Northwestern Medicine sites, including Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Ill., and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group primary care clinics. The primary objective of the study is to determine whether CMAs can use the Bay Labs EchoGPS to obtain diagnostic-quality echocardiograms, and if those images reviewed by cardiologists with the assistance of the EchoMD software suite will enable detection of more patients with cardiac disease in a primary care setting compared to standard physical examination with an electrocardiogram (ECG).

The SHAPE study is a part of Bay Labs’ ongoing partnership with Northwestern Medicine to explore new ways to apply AI to clinical cardiovascular care and fits into Northwestern’s larger AI initiative, which focuses on harnessing the power of AI to advance the study and treatment of cardiovascular disease. The AI initiative is funded, in part, by a $25 million gift from the Bluhm Family Charitable Foundation, formed by Neil G. Bluhm, a prominent Chicago philanthropist and real estate developer. For more details on the SHAPE study, including enrollment information, please visit Clinicaltrials.gov identifier #NCT03705650.

Bay Labs’ EchoGPS is investigational software integrated into an ultrasound system. EchoGPS uses AI to aid in the acquisition of echocardiograms by providing non-specialist users real-time guidance to obtain cardiac views. The EchoMD software suite assists cardiologists in automated review of images captured. Bay Labs received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for its first release of EchoMD in June 2018, which included AutoEF software that fully automates clip selection and calculation of left ventricular ejection fraction (EF), the leading measurement of cardiac function.

For more information: www.baylabs.io

Related Content

News | Artificial Intelligence
April 6, 2022 – Myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) is usually caused by viruses, such as in Covid-19 disease ...
Home April 06, 2022
Home
News | Artificial Intelligence

April 2, 2022 — Aidoc, a leading provider of healthcare AI solutions, announced that it received FDA 510(k) clearance ...

Home April 02, 2022
Home
News | Artificial Intelligence
March 11, 2022 – The Department of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai has established a new division to explore how artificial ...
Home March 11, 2022
Home
News | Artificial Intelligence
Physician-scientists in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai have created an artificial intelligence (AI) tool that ...
Home February 25, 2022
Home
Videos | Artificial Intelligence

Here are two examples of artificial intelligence (AI) driven pulmonary embolism (PE) response team apps featured by ...

Home January 13, 2022
Home
Feature | Artificial Intelligence | By Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor

Artificial intelligence (AI) has found a unique niche to help automate the activation of acute care teams for pulmonary ...

Home December 09, 2021
Home
News | Artificial Intelligence

December 2, 2021 — Artificial intelligence (AI) vendor DiA Imaging Analysis was featured in a recent study presented by ...

Home December 02, 2021
Home
News | Artificial Intelligence

November 22, 2021 — Cardiologs, a leader in artificial intelligence (AI) cardiology diagnostics, announced the results ...

Home November 22, 2021
Home
News | Artificial Intelligence

November 9, 2021 — Caption Health and Ultromics, developers of artificial intelligence (AI) to improve cardiac ...

Home November 09, 2021
Home
News | Artificial Intelligence

September 27, 2021 — Zebra Medical Vision, the deep-learning medical imaging analytics company, announces its eighth U.S ...

Home September 27, 2021
Home
Subscribe Now