A recently published abstract in the Journal of Vascular Surgery (Volume 67, Number 6) highlights the benefits of Cydar’s revolutionary endovascular software. Other 3D fusion devices available on the market use hardware-based tracking points on the operating table to position the overlay image. This can be time consuming for the physicians and can potentially lead to an inaccurate overlay, in a situation where millimetres count. Cydar is unique in that it uses computer vision rather than the operating table to produce an accurate and reliable hands-free 3D overlay that is continuously updated through image matching techniques.
The study’s findings conclude that use of Cydar EV decreases radiation exposure, fluoroscopy time, and procedure time. It states: “[Cydar’s] novel technology has the potential to improve clinical outcomes, to reduce costs, and to broaden the application of 3D fusion imaging.”
Image-Based Three-Dimensional Fusion Computed Tomography Decreases Radiation Exposure, Fluoroscopy Time, and Procedure Time During Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair
Kevin W. Southerland, Uttara Nag, Megan Turner, Brian Gilmore, Richard McCann, Chandler Long, Mitchell Cox, Cynthia Shortell. Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Cydar Medical are excited to be shortlisted for the AIconics Awards for best application in healthcare. Cydar’s novel software, powered by high performance cloud-based computing, revolutionizes endovascular surgery by deducing the patient’s body position through a comparison of the bone anatomy visible on a radiograph and the preoperative CT scan, thereby producing an accurate and reliable hands-free 3D overlay that is continuously updated through image matching techniques. CydarEV improves clinical outcomes, reduces costs, leads to an overall 50% reduction in radiation dose, and makes operating faster and more controlled for the physicians.
The AIconics are organised by AI Business and are a highlight of the upcoming AI Summit London, the world’s largest AI event for business that brings together 15,000 delegates at the ExCeL on the 13th and 14th of June 2018.
The Awards presentation ceremony will take place in the evening of the 12th of June at The State Apartments of Kensington Palace in London. Further information can be found on www.theaiconics.com/london
BEST APPLICATION IN HEALTHCARE SHORTLIST
For more information on the AIconic Awards and all of the finalists across a spectrum of AI Innovations read: https://aibusiness.com/aiconics-awards-celebrate-ai-leaders-kensington-palace/
Cydar Medical is featured in Cambridge Magazine with an article about the company’s creation, founders, and aspirations for the future.
Tom says: “We looked at the things we needed, which was people who are experts in computer vision, cloud computing and software engineering. It’s a very rich vein of talent in Cambridge, we’ve got seven PhDs here, and the other thing is the guys come and work for us and see that the code they’ve written is being used in operating rooms. That’s a very powerful thing, to see the stuff you’ve written having a real impact.” With FDA and CE mark approval achieved, Cydar’s system is already installed in test sites in the UK and the US. Initially aimed at vascular surgery, it could branch out into other areas such as oncology, and Tom believes the company can have a truly global impact.
“Duke University Hospital, our first partner in the US, did a study of the health economic impact of using the overlay, and it showed that the operations take less time, patients have fewer complications, particularly kidney complications, and there’s a reduced exposure to X-ray radiations for both patients and staff,” Tom says. “They’re the things that underpin the business case for this, it’s making operations faster, safer and cheaper. That’s what every health system in the world needs, not even the Americans have money to throw at things just because they’re shiny and new – you have to prove the value of what you’re doing. “We would like this to become the standard of care, so any patient having an operation anywhere in the world should be able to get the benefit of enhanced guidance and intelligent planning we’re developing.”
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Matthew Gooding reports on the progress of this innovative ﬁrm based just outside Cambridge: CambridgeMagazine24April2018
We are pleased to be listed for the Cambridge News Business Excellence Awards as finalists in the Business Innovation category.
Cydar’s surgical guidance system
“Would you be comfortable with a surgeon placing this in your aorta?,” Cydar’s Dr James Gough asked our judges, waving around a medical instrument several feet long.
The thought of such a device entering your body is not for the faint-hearted (sorry), but guiding instruments is one of the biggest challenges faced by doctors since away from open surgery to more non-invasive techniques. At the moment, surgeons usually have to rely on a 2D X-ray view for guidance, but Cydar has come up with a system that combines this with 3D CT scan images. The firm’s cloud-based platform uses machine learning algorithms to map an individual patient’s anatomy and pinpoint the location of instruments.
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We are pleased to announce the appointment of a new Non-Executive Chairman and new Non-Executive Directors. Lord Davies of Abersoch has been appointed Non-Executive Chairman. Dr Franz B. Humer and James B. Downing join the Board as Non-Executive Directors. Professor John Deanfield, will also head a new Scientific and Technology Advisory Board.
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Cydar Press Release 2nd March 2017
Or read Reuters article below
Reuters: UK medical software start-up Cydar brings former Roche head on board