ZUG – In thousands of our Swiss medical practices, around ten million X-ray examinations are performed and diagnosed every year. Precisely because X-ray diagnostics is of considerable importance in patient treatment, the question is raised as to whether diagnostic assistance can be offered through the specialist opinion transmitted by teleradiology and the use of artificial intelligence.
The most diverse AIs can be found and selected by means of simple queries, depending on the type of examination to be found. The simplest way to compare the process is with shopping in an app store: Doctors can compile the appropriate offer individually on the platform. The characteristics and the technical and medical-legal requirements for the use of each AI are presented and a hyperlink to the official websites of the AI manufacturers is also displayed for further information.
The choice of service is always displayed in detail to the doctor. As soon as the order is confirmed, the upload of the examination can begin.
DICOM examinations are uploaded as a ZIP file simply by dragging and dropping.
The specialist medical findings and/or the AI results are delivered to the doctors’ personal portal by noon of the next working day. Likewise, the invoices for the service provided can be accessed.
Radailogy offers online up-to-date AI from global manufacturers for many medical specialties. The platform is highly secure, available every day of the year and easy to use. The reporting by Radailogists – specialists in AI – enables the combination of medical expertise and innovative AI technology. This is to ensure that the medicine of the future remains in human hands and at the same time all patients benefit from AI technologies that have already become reality, according to the motto: Artificial Intelligence under radailogical control.
Medical examinations are uploaded around the clock every day of the year at www.radailogy.com. At the request of the referring physicians, they are processed by an artificial intelligence application (AI) in addition to the specialist medical assessment. It is a world first: with its large team of radailogists, who are specialists trained in AI, Radailogy online offers its services 24/7 as a combination of medical expertise and the latest AI technology.
Radailogy is made by doctors for doctors. Radailogy’s mission is to ensure that doctors always retain responsibility for medical procedures and that they continue to have control over computer programmes. Doctors should not be replaced, the responsibility for patients should not be left to autonomous computing algorithms. Instead, AI should provide doctors with meaningful support in their daily work, so that the efficient interaction of human competence and new AI technology brings the best possible results for each patient.
Which AI are offered?
Radailogy continuously offers new and useful AI for medical use on its highly secure online platform. Probably also thanks to the radiological work of its inventor ERS – Emergency Radiology Schueller, radiological AI can be found on www.radailogy.com at the beginning. The range of applications is constantly being expanded, with the focus on dermatology, internal medicine, pathology and other medical subjects.
What are the benefits of Radailogy for doctors?
The number of AI has simply become unmanageable in science and market introduction. Interested doctors and institutions are quickly overwhelmed with the evaluation of the desired AI on their own. Radailogy is an essential help here: With its own scouting team, new AIs are constantly being evaluated worldwide using its own test data. Radailogy accredits only those AIs that represent a substantial improvement in medical diagnostics and increase the efficiency of doctors. Every AI must be CE certified to be accepted by Radailogy.
It is a particular advantage of Radailogy that no doctor has to become a customer of a particular AI provider to use AI. Radailogy assumes the contractual obligations. And to use the platform, no contract with Radailogy is required. The services provided are charged according to the pay-per-use model already known from ERS teleradiology.
How does Radailogy work?
First, doctors are accredited by Radailogy to use the platform. This requires personal details and the upload of the medical certification. Doctors select one of currently four services:
At Combained, Radailogy doctors select the appropriate AI and the findings include the AI result.
With Defained, the referring doctors select a desired AI, which is then used by the radailogists to generate the findings.
Pure AI: If desired, AI results can also be queried without radailogical findings if the requesting physician is familiar with the desired AI.
Expert: It is also possible to have medical, mostly radiological examinations without the use of AI performed by the Radailogy team – also taking into account preliminary examinations. There is again no contractual obligation and the service can be requested 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
Conclusion and further benefits? Read on in part 2!