Munich-based start-up deepc and LMU Klinikum München are supplying radiology AI for use in first aid at the world's largest folk festival “Oktoberfest”. The specially developed algorithms support on-site medical diagnostics in the field of computed tomography and enable faster diagnosis of brain hemorrhages while increasing patient safety.
This year, for the first time, a computer tomograph (CT) scanner will be used on-site at the Munich Oktoberfest to triage injured visitors. Visitors with bleeding head wounds or other head injuries can thus be examined directly on site and do not have to be taken to the emergency room of a hospital by ambulance. The responsible medical team of the Department of Radiology at LMU University Hospital of Munich relies on the use of artificial intelligence (AI): The health IT company deepc is equipping the facility with leading algorithms for CT examinations of the head.
deepc has developed the radiology AI platform deepcOS. Physicians can use it to access a variety of regulatory-approved and world-leading AI solutions. The use of AI can lead to faster reporting and more efficient workflows and offers radiologists more security in their daily routine.
Prof. Dr. med. Clemens Cyran, vice chair of the Department of Radiology at the LMU Hospital, says: “The on-site CT scanner at the Oktoberfest is primarily supporting prompt diagnosis after head injuries. Intracranial hemorrhage can be life-threatening, and diagnosis is now possible within minutes, which provides a tremendous benefit in patient safety. For optimized patient care at the Oktoberfest, we decided to integrate AI-based analysis to enable even faster diagnosis in a challenging clinical environment”.
According to the Medical Directorate of the City of Munich's Rescue Service, the number of emergency admissions increases by around 30 percent during Oktoberfest, the biggest folk festival in the world, which runs from September 17th to October 3rd.
Prof. Dr. Jens Ricke, Chair of the Department of Radiology at the LMU Hospital, adds: „The implementation of AI at the Oktoberfest CT scanner mirrors the combination of tradition and innovation that is so characteristic for Munich and Bavaria”.
“An outstanding team effort lead to improved patient care. We are more than pleased to make such a significant contribution with our AI platform in this new setting”, commented deepc’s Co-Founder and CEO Dr. Franz Pfister.
deepc's radiology AI platform offers easy installation, contracting, billing, and service and support while complying with all privacy and cybersecurity requirements. For Oktoberfest, deepc integrated on one of the leading AI solutions for brain hemorrhage detection from the French company Avicenna.AI.