Israeli Healthcare Artificial Intelligence Start-Up To Aid Radiologists
Recently, by harnessing AI (artificial intelligence), deep learning, and digital health data—Zebra Medical Vision—a Shefayim-based health care start-up has succeeded in detecting the exotic diagnoses by offering radiologists with high-performance algorithms for diagnosing accurately and preventing breast, lung, cardiovascular, liver, and bone diseases. Before establishing the company, Eyal Gura, CEO of Zebra, was the founder of PicScout, an organization obtained by Getty Images in 2011 that created a platform to find the digital fingerprint of photos online. Gura was encouraged to establish Zebra, however, after he was hospitalized in Mexico after a scuba diving accident.
Gura stated to The Jerusalem Post, “I was hospitalized in some average clinic. The specialist attempted to identify my X-ray scan but he was not able to comprehend what I had. I was aware and knew that we would have to wait for a few days for the radiologist to visit from a big city that was the moment I got the idea for Zebra.” The radiologists across the globe have been using CAD (computer-aided detection) based on outdated image processing devices for the last decade, where the system creates a large number of wrong positive diagnoses. Whereas, Zebra’s profound learning-based detection platform has now led to a profound decrease in false diagnosis rates in tests and pilot programs abroad. In the event of breast cancer, it can reduce undetected cases by over half.
On a similar note, recently Zebra Medical Vision received $30 Million “Series C” funds for creating AI-based systems for radiologists. As per the reports, the start-up has collected a $30 Million “Series C” funds that was conducted by a health technology fundraiser—aMoon Ventures—with the involvement of Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Aurum, Intermountain Health and AI expertise Richard Socher and Fei-Fei Li.