Aiforia receives patent for AI-assisted image analysis tool in US

15 October 2020 (Last Updated October 15th, 2020 12:09)

Aiforia has received a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its high-speed artificial intelligence (AI) training tool Annotation Assistant in medical image analysis.

Aiforia receives patent for AI-assisted image analysis tool in US
The patent covers Aiforia’s tool for the accelerated development of AI models for image analysis in pathology. Credit: Darko Stojanovic / Pixabay.

Aiforia has received a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its high-speed artificial intelligence (AI) training tool Annotation Assistant in medical image analysis.

The tool is developed for the accelerated development of AI models for image analysis in pathology.

It works by scanning images of areas that would offer the vital training data during AI model development.

Furthermore, it improves the quality of the AI model and is useful in analysing rare cases and large data sets with heavy variation.

Aiforia specialises in developing deep learning AI solutions for image analysis across a variety of medical domains.

The company’s cloud-based software, Aiforia Create, is designed to help medical professionals to create AI models for any image analysis application without the need to code or use dedicated hardware.

Aiforia CTO Tuomas Ropponen said: “AI is transforming medical image analysis, but the misconception is that it is difficult and time-consuming to get started with it. Aiforia Create has removed these barriers, and with the Annotation Assistant tool, we have made it even easier and faster for pathologists, scientists, and researchers to train AI models for various types of image analysis applications.”

AI-assisted image analysis is increasingly used in range of areas, including oncology and neuroscience.

Artificial intelligence models accelerate and standardise image analysis in addition to offering increasingly accurate quantitative data. It also assists healthcare professionals in research and clinical labs and enhance their ability to make discoveries, decisions and diagnoses.

Aiforia COO Kaisa Helminen said: “What makes Aiforia unique is the investment we make in our offering. We not only invest in developing software that is very user friendly, simplifying the use of AI in medical image analysis, but also in providing technology that is cutting-edge.

“This patent truly signifies our commitment to bringing powerful, complex AI techniques straight to the hands of medical professionals.”