BROSSARD, Quebec, June 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diagnos Inc. (“DIAGNOS” or “the Corporation”) (TSX Venture: ADK) (DGNOF) a leader in early detection of critical health issues through the use of its FLAIRE platform based on Artificial Intelligence (AI), announces today the extension of its technological showcase for the automated detection of Diabetic Retinopathy at the CHUM (Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal) until the end of August 2019.
Launched in June 2018 in collaboration with the ophthalmology and endocrinology department, the technology showcase has so far allowed several hundred diabetic patients from the CHUM to access screening technology. DIAGNOS will continue screening for diabetic retinopathy until the end of August 2019.
“This technological showcase is very important to us. We can demonstrate our expertise to our future Canadian and international clients. We can present the precision of our algorithms in the detection and classification of the patients in order of the severity of the disease. This showcase is also helping us to understand how healthcare professionals integrate Artificial Intelligence in their practice,” said Yves-Stephane Couture, Vice President at DIAGNOS.
DIAGNOS has screened to date more than 275,000 diabetic patients. Thanks to the support of the Government of Quebec and our collaboration with the CHUM, this technological showcase will allow DIAGNOS to demonstrate our expertise in the province. We strongly believe this partnership will also help set up extensive screening campaigns in other Canadian provinces and in the United States.
DIAGNOS is a publicly-traded Canadian corporation with a mission of early detection of critical health issues through the use of its Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) tool CARA (Computer Assisted Retina Analysis). CARA is a tele-ophthalmology platform that integrates with existing equipment (hardware and software) and processes at the point of care. CARA’s Artificial Intelligence image enhancement algorithms make standard retinal images sharper, clearer and easier to read. CARA is accessible securely over the internet, and is compatible with all recognized image formats and brands of fundus cameras, and is EMR compatible. CARA is a cost-effective tool for screening large numbers of patients in real-time. CARA complies with local regulations, is FDA cleared for commercialization in the United States of America is Health Canada licensed for commercialization in Canada and is CE marking compliant in Europe.
For further information, please contact:
Mr. André Larente, President
Tel: 450-678-8882 ext. 224
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