Arterys’ Platform Expansion

At a time when many major AI companies are trying to become AI platform companies, Arterys announced a trio of 3rd party AI alliances that showed how a mature AI platform might work.

Arterys Expands Neuro AI – Arterys launched neuroradiology AI alliances with Combinostics and Cercare Medical, expanding Arterys’ already-comprehensive Neuro AI suite (also includes MRI brain tumor diagnostics, CT stroke & ICH detection, 2D/4D Flow brain MRI). Combinostics’ cNeuro cMRI supports multiple neurological disorder assessments (specifically dementia and multiple sclerosis), while Cercare Perfusion automates brain CT and MRI perfusion map generation and stoke treatment decision making. 

Arterys Adds Breast AI – Arterys launched a global distribution agreement with iCAD, making iCAD’s full suite of breast health solutions available in Arterys’ new Breast AI suite. iCAD’s portfolio is certainly broad enough to deserve its own “suite,” ranging from 2D and 3D mammography detection, personalized risk screening and decision support, and density assessments. The Arterys Breast AI suite also makes iCAD available as a cloud-based SaaS solution for the first time (previously only on-premise).

Arterys Platform Impact – Arterys’ integration of multiple complementary AI tools within curated AI Suites is unique and makes a lot of sense. It seems to be far more helpful to provide neurorads with integrated access to a suite of neuro AI tools, than to provide them with one or two tools for every subspecialty.

The Takeaway – Arterys’ new alliances reveal a far more subspecialist-targeted approach than we usually see from AI platforms or marketplaces. It also shows that Arterys is committed to its vendor neutral strategy, effectively doubling its number of active AI partners (previously: Imaging Biometrics & Avicenna.AI in Neuro suite, MILVUE in Chest MSK Suite), while highlighting the value of its cloud-native structure for integrating new partners within the same user interface.

Aidoc & Riverain’s Platform Partnership

Aidoc and Riverain Technologies announced a new partnership that will make Riverain’s ClearRead CT and ClearRead Xray solutions available on the Aidoc platform, while advancing the companies’ respective platform strategies. 

The Chest AI Package – In addition to offering Riverain’s AI tools individually, Aidoc will provide them as part of an ‘integrated chest AI package’ that also includes Aidoc’s modules for PE, incidental PE, and rib fractures. 

Riverain’s Platform Push – Riverain has amassed a solid network of AI marketplace and OEM partners over the years, and it now appears to be expanding its channel to complementary AI vendors. Riverain’s new Aidoc alliance comes just a few weeks after a similar partnership with Volpara that combines ClearRead CT with the Volpara Lung platform.

Aidoc’s Platform Portfolio – After years of building out its homegrown AI portfolio (7 products) and customer base (600 health centers), Aidoc is evolving into an AI platform company. Over the last year, Aidoc has assembled a solid AI portfolio that combines its own triage products with solutions that it doesn’t offer (Imbio, Icometrix, Subtle Medical, Riverain), allowing its clients to expand their AI stack without overhauling their infrastructure with each new tool.

The Takeaway – We’re at an interesting time in the AI space with a small handful of diversified AI players (e.g. Aidoc, Qure.ai), a group of focused category leaders (e.g. Riverain w/ thoracic, ScreenPoint w/ mammography), and an AI customer base that would prefer not to support multiple AI infrastructures. Although marketplaces also solve this problem, it’s easy to see how complementary vendor partnerships like these could play a growing role in how AI is delivered going forward.

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-- The Imaging Wire team