Israeli founded startup Aidoc, which developed artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for medical imaging, has been selected the “Best New Health Application” award of the UCSF Health Awards competition.
Aidoc’s products assist clinicians by assessing CT scans for positive findings and prioritizing patients in need of immediate medical attention. Aidoc’s artificial intelligence-enabled software diagnoses a variety of acute medical disorders, including cerebral hemorrhage, stroke, pulmonary embolisms, and c-spine fractures. The software operates in the background, alongside the radiologist, informing and activating physicians as they move through the imaging procedure.
The judges at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) observed that Aidoc’s technology, which is the first of its type in the world, enables physicians to save lives by alerting them to urgent instances just seconds before the patient exits the imaging room. The solutions had a significant impact on key parameters such as patient length of stay and turnaround time—both of which are critical for patient health and hospital management optimization.
Additionally, Aidoc’s technology is utilized to scan normal outpatient examinations, the results of which are often available several days later. In one case in Brazil, Aidoc’s solution detected that an old woman undergoing a routine examination was suffering from a cerebral hemorrhage, prompting her to seek life-saving treatment.
Aidoc has received $140 million so far, with the most recent Series C financing producing $66 million. It was founded by three members of the IDF’s elite leadership and sciences “Talpiot” program—Elad Wallach, Michael Berginsky, and Guy Reiner.
Aidoc’s software solutions have been cleared by the FDA for use in 600 medical centers worldwide, including notable Israeli hospitals Hadassah, Ichilov, Rabin, Assuta, Shaare Zedek, and Sheba. The company employs 240 people, the majority of whom are based in Israel’s development center, as Aidoc continues to expand its staff in the face of rapid global growth.
With seven FDA certifications and over 600 installations, Aidoc delivers the industry’s most comprehensive AI package, including algorithms for identifying and prioritizing time-sensitive diseases, as well as care coordination tools for interdisciplinary teams.