Press Release

Intelerad Launches AI Initiative While Announcing First Clinical Applications Partnership for Medical Image Analysis

Intelerad extends its partnership with Blackford to provide access to best-of-breed clinical applications and AI solutions worldwide via Blackford Platform


Montreal, Canada – May 29, 2018 – Intelerad Medical Systems™, a leader in enterprise workflow solutions, today announced the launch of its Artificial Intelligence initiative along with the expansion of its partnership with Blackford to offer Blackford Platform, a single platform to access and manage multiple medical image analysis applications.

Intelerad is investing in enhancing its in-house expertise around Machine Learning technologies and will showcase some leading-edge work applied to imaging workflow intelligence and analytics at SIIM next week. In parallel, Intelerad will be working with the most advanced Clinical AI providers through Blackford.
“As a long-time partner of Intelerad, Blackford was a natural choice to become the first component of our best-of-breed Clinical Artificial Intelligence platform”, said Christian Bazinet, COO Intelerad Medical Systems. “Our collaboration around the Blackford Auto-registration tool (3D cursor) has been very successful and we are excited to offer even more image analysis applications to our clients on the same platform”.

By getting quick access to condition-specific actionable information, healthcare professionals can achieve better patient outcomes and improve diagnostic confidence. Radiologists can spend less time on manual tasks and focus on the enriched data provided by the multiple applications accessible through Blackford’s platform to add clinical value and reduce costs.

“It used to be extremely time-consuming for procurement, PACS administrators and IT departments to deploy new clinical imaging applications, as each one required extensive technology and workflow integration.” said Ben Panter, CEO of Blackford. “This extension of the partnership gives a new, simplified and accelerated route for adoption of regulatory cleared image analysis applications and AI algorithms, and we are delighted to make it available to all Intelerad clients”.

At launch, some of the applications that will be made available to Intelerad’s clients include:

  • axial3D – Provides easy access to medical 3D printing to deliver deeper insight into anatomy and pathology, save time in surgery to diminish risks to patients, and increase savings.
  • Blackford Registration (3D Cursor) – Already integrated with Intelerad IntelePACS® to automate image registration to save time, enhance efficiency and improve the quality of reporting and care.
  • CorTechs Labs – NeuroQuant supports clinicians to quantify brain structure and LesionQuant enables easy evaluation of a variety of neurological conditions.
  • Icometrix – For MRI Brain studies, optimizes the treatment selection process to support early prognoses and be able to initiate, stop or change therapies earlier.

As new applications become available, they will be added and made accessible to Intelerad clients through their existing Blackford Platform, greatly reducing costs associated with procurement and deployment.

To learn more about Intelerad’s AI solutions, reserve a demo at SIIM 2018.
You will be contacted to discuss your preferred day and time. Booth #513

To learn more about Blackford Platform, book a demo at SIIM or visit Blackford at Booth #522.