Tuesday, May 04, 2021
EXINI Diagnostics AB, a subsidiary of Lantheus Holdings, Inc., an established leader and fully integrated provider of innovative imaging diagnostics, targeted therapeutics and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to Find, Fight and Follow serious medical conditions, announced today that it has received CE Mark clearance for aPROMISE in Europe.
aPROMISE is artificial intelligence-based, deep learning-enabled, medical device software that allows healthcare professionals and researchers to perform quantitative assessment of prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) PET/CT in oncology. aPROMISE includes a solution for automated body segmentation and marking, quantifying and reporting suspicious lesions in their anatomical context.1,2 The AI tool provides enhanced consistency in quantitative analysis and is intended to increase efficiency, accuracy and reproducibility of PSMA PET/CT image assessments.
In a prospectively planned independent analysis of the PyL OSPREY trial, aPROMISE demonstrated a high reproducibility with an intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) of 0.99 (95%CI 0.99 - 0.99). In metastatic prostate cancer patients, the sensitivity of aPROMISE in a pre-selection of lesions was 92% for regional lymph nodes, 91% for distant lymph nodes, and 87% for bone.
“The Prostate Cancer Molecular Imaging Standardized Evaluation (PROMISE) criteria has proposed a uniform language for objective reporting to assist physicians in assessing a patient’s tumor burden and also provides clinically meaningful information to physicians for developing therapeutic plans,” said Matthias Eiber, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Klinikum Rechts der Isar, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany. “With the introduction of automation to the PROMISE criteria, the software is able to facilitate adherence to standardized reporting in clinical practice by reducing reporting time and limitations of manual assessment.”
“The aPROMISE CE Mark clearance is an exciting milestone for Lantheus on the path to possible U.S. approval later this year,” said Etienne Montagut, Sr. Vice President, Corporate Development. “We believe aPROMISE is a unique offering that could complement and strengthen our PSMA assets portfolio by improving their value and ease of use while assisting treating clinicians in their patient management decisions.”