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Aidoc and American College of Cardiology Forge Path for Next-Gen Cardiovascular Care with Cutting-Edge AI Integration

Friday, March 01, 2024

Aidoc, a leader in artificial intelligence (AI) technology, and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) have joined forces to innovate cardiovascular care through advanced AI solutions. This partnership seeks to improve outcomes for patients identified with coronary artery calcification (CAC) by ensuring timely and guideline-compliant treatment protocols. The ACC will evaluate Aidoc's AI technology to better identify patients at risk of cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes.

Aidoc's FDA-cleared technology facilitates seamless communication between radiologists and enables automated patient follow-up care. For example, in an emergency room scenario, Aidoc's AI can detect signs of CAC from CT scans, even if the primary purpose of the scan is unrelated to heart health. The collaboration focuses on three key areas:

  1. Refining Aidoc's Solution: Aidoc and ACC will collaborate to enhance the AI-enabled solution, ensuring it integrates smoothly with clinical workflows and supports guideline-based medical therapy and follow-up care.

  2. Integration of ACC Guidelines: ACC's Clinical Guidelines for Prevention and Coronary Artery Disease will be incorporated into Aidoc's solution to streamline clinical workflows and support effective utilization by healthcare teams.

  3. Promoting Health Equity: The collaboration aims to promote health equity by expanding access to cardiovascular assessments. Previously, only patients with dedicated primary care physicians or cardiologists received CAC screening scans. With Aidoc, all patients undergoing CT scans can have their images assessed for CAC, potentially leading to earlier identification of coronary artery disease and preventive interventions.

The collaboration between ACC and Aidoc represents a significant advancement in cardiovascular care, ensuring that all patients receive appropriate treatment and enabling clinicians to make informed decisions based on data-driven insights. It underscores the commitment of both organizations to improving patient outcomes and promoting healthier lives.