Cloud-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) is helping doctors in Kuwait quickly gain a clearer and more accurate understanding of a cardiac patient’s heart condition with the first system of its kind to be deployed in the Middle East. Nearly 41% of all non-communicable disease deaths in Kuwait are attributable to cardiovascular disease; the newly installed GE Healthcare MRI solution will enhance diagnostics and enable practitioners to identify critical medical conditions at an early stage.
The fast, accurate and non-invasive solution combines results from a cardiac MRI with analytics generated by GE Healthcare’s AI, cloud-based MRI post-processing ViosWorks, powered by ArterysTM. Installed at the Images Diagnostic Center, the solution provides real-time quantifiable data of the whole chest in less than 10 minutes, a fraction of the time of a conventional scan. It also delivers a resolution previously unattainable.
This enhanced test more quickly and clearly allows physicians to see if the heart has been damaged from a heart attack, or if there is a lack of blood flow to the heart muscle because of narrowed or blocked arteries. The benefits for patient comfort are equally dramatic and offer a free-breathing option that is completed in as short a time as eight-minutes. The reduced imaging time also means facilities can use their equipment more efficiently.
This is not the first pioneering advance for the Images Diagnostic Center, which was the first facility in Kuwait to offer state-of-the-art diagnostic services using the GE Optima 450, a 32-channel, wide-bore MRI platform enabled with noise reduction technology.