Massachusetts General Hospital to Use CERCARE Perfusion in Neuroradiology Research
CERCARE Perfusion to be used by Massachusetts General Hospital’s Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging (MGH Martinos Center) to assess lesion progression of adrenoleukodystrophy patients.
Aarhus, Denmark (May 26, 2021) – Cercare Medical proudly announces that Massachusetts General Hospital’s Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging (MGH Martinos Center) is now using CERCARE Perfusion in their research. CERCARE Perfusion incorporates capillary transit time heterogeneity information to produce high-quality maps showing oxygen extraction and metabolic biomarkers that were previously unavailable from CT and MRI imaging. The software integrates artificial intelligence (AI) and offers fully autonomous postprocessing. MGH Martinos will be using CERCARE Perfusion for research of adrenoleukodystrophy patients.
“We are honored that MGH Martinos Center will continue using CERCARE Perfusion in their studies. We are proud of our long-term collaboration and the important discoveries it brings. This furthers our understanding of blood flow and tissue oxygenation as central mechanisms in many disorders. Cercare Medical is pleased to contribute to the improvement of treatment options for patients with this critical condition,” said Kim Beuschau Mouridsen, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Cercare Medical.
CERCARE Perfusion is unique in the neuroimaging market in utilizing an innovative approach to perfusion imaging that makes it possible to offer perfusion biomarkers of oxygen extraction and metabolism. The program is used for research and pathology assessment in a range of neurological diseases including brain tumors, dementia and acute ischemic stroke. Researchers and clinicians can use the information obtained to better understand the patient’s microvascular flow and brain tissue oxygenation through highly informative and easy-to-read maps.
The solution is fully automated. Where traditionally the arterial input function (AIF) is manually selected, which can lead to different outputs and delays in image assessment, CERCARE Perfusion uses Artificial Intelligence technology to fully automate the process allowing for image standardization and workflow improvement in clinical and research settings.
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