Kaunas City Polyclinic Chooses ChestLink to Accelerate Preventive Health Checkups

CEO of Oxipit Gediminas Peksys

How AI Autonomy Works in Medical Imaging

ChestLink Medical Imaging Workflow

With ChestLink, healthy patients can be immediately sent home after the examination, without having to wait for the study report at the polyclinic.

This represents an ideal use case for ChestLink, which can generate immediate time savings for radiologists, while also improving quality of service for patients.

— Oxipit CEO Gediminas Peksys

VILNIUS, LITHUANIA, Sept. 28, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Operating with 99.9% sensitivity, ChestLink can automatically report 26% of all X-ray studies at Kaunas City Polyclinic.

Kaunas City Polyclinic performs more than 140,000 X-ray examinations per year, including 110,000 chest X-rays. ChestLink was introduced at Kaunas City Polyclinic Occupational Medicine Center. The center carries out preventive health checks for employees or previous employment, issues health certificates for drivers or for people traveling abroad.

“ChestLink has helped speed up our preventative health check-up procedures. If the chest x-ray examination shows no abnormalities, the patient instantly receives a clean bill of health, without having to wait for the report at the polyclinic This improves the quality of service for patients, and also eliminates the routine work required to report on studies of healthy patients, ”- says the head of the medical imaging center of the Kaunas city polyclinic, Tomas Budrys.

ChestLink only produces reports for studies that the app is highly confident are free of abnormalities. According to data from Kaunas City Polyclinic, ChestLink can automate reporting of 26% of all chest X-rays in the medical facility. The application can report 40% of studies of healthy patients of Kaunas City Polyclinic with high confidence.

“Very often, more than half of the chest X-rays of patients in primary care centers show no abnormalities because these facilities perform routine health checks or are responsible for various population screening programs. This represents an ideal use case for ChestLink, which can generate immediate time savings for radiologists, while also improving quality of service for patients,” says Oxipit CEO Gediminas Peksys.

ChestEye Quality is also deployed at Kaunas City Polyclinic for AI-powered chest X-ray double reading. The app analyzes chest X-ray images and corresponding radiologist reports to identify unreported findings. If unreported abnormalities are found, the app notifies the reporting radiologist to take a second look and complete the report.

In last year’s study in Kaunas City and Seskine Polyclinics, ChestEye Quality identified 82 additional clinically relevant nodule findings. The app excels at detecting subtle cases – the majority of nodules in the study were under 15mm in size, often partially obscured by overlapping structures such as ribs/hilar area/heart shadow.

“At Kaunas City Polyclinic, we are receptive to innovations that can improve the quality of diagnostic processes and bring benefits to patient care. ChestLink has already proven itself in streamlining our prophylactic health check-up workflow. In addition, our specialists appreciate the second opinion of AI in identifying subtle pathologies that are difficult to spot” – adds Tomas Budrys.

According to the study’s data, nationwide adoption of AI dual-drive apps — for example, integrating them into national eHealth platforms — could help detect lung cancers at a much earlier stage, thus considerably improving the prognosis of patients.

Mantas Miksys
Oxypit
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