Lunit has partnered with Fujifilm Thailand and Microsoft to bring its AI radiology solutions to Bumrungrad International Hospital, a private hospital in Bangkok.
According to a press statement, Lunit is deploying its chest X-ray analysis software INSIGHT CXR and mammography tool INSIGHT MMG at the hospital.
Together with Fujifilm Thailand, Lunit will deliver its AI solutions to Bumrungrad using Microsoft Azure, which the company says will improve the operation of its software.
WHY IT MATTER
Bumrungrad is one of the largest private hospitals in Southeast Asia with 580 beds and serves more than one million patients in 190 countries annually.
The hospital aims to provide better services by detecting breast abnormalities and breast cancer in a timely manner using AI.
“AI would aid human decision-making and provide a second opinion for physicians during the diagnostic process,” says Dr. Teeradache Viangteeravat, R&D director of Bumrungrad.
Currently, the hospital uses Lunit AI solutions in its check-ups, intensive care units and emergency rooms. To date, the INSIGHT CXR and INSIGHT MMG have analyzed more than 100,000 images taken in the hospital each year.
Bumrungrad also expects the AI solutions to help “accelerate the learning curve for junior doctors with less experience reading images”.
Lunit said it plans to further support Bumrungrad to “drive breakthrough medical innovation in Southeast Asia”.
THE BIGGER TREND
At the beginning of this year, a similar implementation agreement was signed between Lunit and Egypt-based Bahiya Foundation. The non-profit charity, which provides free care to breast cancer patients, has adopted the Lunit INSIGHT MMG.
In other news: Lunit recently got its chest X-ray and mammography solutions approved for market introduction in Canada. This followed the US Food and Drug Administration’s approval for the same AI products last year.
Last month, Lunit filed a registration statement with the Korean Exchange for an initial public offering in July. The company plans to issue a total of 1.12 million shares worth $34-$38 each.