Developed innovative guidance technology for ultrasound image acquirement
Today, UltraSight, an Israeli-based digital health pioneer transforming cardiac imaging through the power of artificial intelligence, announced it has been granted a patent for real-time guidance of ultrasound devices.
“Receiving a patent for real-time guidance fortifies UltraSight’s presence as a vital player in the ultrasound ecosystem and propels us forward as an industry leader,” said UltraSight CEO Davidi Vortman. “Together with our partners, The Weizmann Institute of Science and NYU Langone School of Medicine, we have built a deep technology that promises to simplify cardiac ultrasound.”
UltraSight’s guidance technology aims to allow medical professionals with no prior sonography experience to accurately perform echocardiographic examinations and acquire high quality diagnostic images of the heart. The technology was developed for use at the point of care, including clinics, community hospitals, ambulances, and remote and rural settings – paving the way for more widespread detection of cardiovascular diseases and improved access to optimized cardiac care.
“Today not only marks another milestone for the company, but it moves the needle forward on our mission to increase patient access to cardiac treatment and care,” said Itay Kezurer, co-founder and CTO of UltraSight. “We are now on the cusp of a future where ultrasound can be easily performed by healthcare professionals in nearly any setting.”
UltraSight’s underlying AI neural network predicts the position and orientation of the probe relative to the heart, based on the ultrasound video stream, and guides the user on how to maneuver the probe to capture diagnostic quality cardiac images. The patent was granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
UltraSight received its European patent on January 18, 2023, and last year its software was awarded a CE Mark. The guidance software is currently under FDA review.
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