AMRA and Siemens to enhance access to body composition analysis

7 March 2018 (Last Updated March 7th, 2018 16:59)

AMRA has signed a new agreement to integrate its body composition analysis into Siemens Healthineers’ Digital Ecosystem for increased access to healthcare professionals and researchers.

AMRA has signed a new agreement to integrate its body composition analysis into Siemens Healthineers Digital Ecosystem for increased access to healthcare professionals and researchers.

Intended to aid in disease prediction, AMRA’s body composition analysis is an automated method designed to convert a six-minute whole body MRI scan into 3D-volumetric fat and muscle measurements.

This information is expected to enable accurate assessment of volume and distribution of fat and muscles, and metabolic status.

AMRA CEO Tommy Johansson said: “We are excited that AMRA’s body composition analysis will be easily accessible through the Digital Ecosystem and to users of Siemens Healthineers MRI scanners.

“Through this partnership, we will be working closely with a driven and innovative team, which is digitalising healthcare and making deeper insights available to healthcare providers globally.”

“We will generate unprecedented insights through our own offerings, as well as through innovative digital health partners like AMRA.”

Siemens developed its Digital Ecosystem to offer an open and secure environment for integration of information from a global network of healthcare stakeholders.

The platform currently includes nearly 2,000 institutions across approximately 50 countries that obtain insights based on new applications and services.

Siemens Healthineers Digital Ecosystem head Alexander Lippert said: “The spectrum of members’ data, capabilities, digital offerings and access points to the Digital Ecosystem keeps growing and allows healthcare providers worldwide to harness the power of healthcare going digital.

“We will generate unprecedented insights through our own offerings, as well as through innovative digital health partners like AMRA.”

Through its integrated platform, the firm intends to help customers in delivering value-based care with improved outcomes and lower costs.