According to Dr. David Loy, MD, PhD, neuroradiologist, Assistant Professor of Radiology and Medical Imaging at UVA, and Co-Medical director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital, all Bon Secours facilities and freestanding emergency departments in Richmond are now equipped with technology that utilizes artificial intelligence to help spot early signs of stroke. This makes Bon Secours the first healthcare organization in Virginia to use A.I. to help care providers detect strokes.
This technology, created by healthcare startup Viz.ai, uses a cloud-based A.I. system to analyze a patient’s medical images for signs of large vessel occlusion (LVO) stroke. By detecting and alerting care providers of signs of stroke quickly and accurately, this technology will save critical time and improve patient outcomes.
“We are excited to be the first in Virginia to offer this new innovative technology that will help save time and brain in our most vulnerable stroke patients,” said Dr. Loy. “This groundbreaking artificial intelligence will transform the way Bon Secours delivers stroke care to our patients and our community, and we’re looking forward to seeing improved outcomes.”