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MaxQ AI to offer intracranial hemorrhage (ICH)

AI Software Applications on Blackford Platform

ACCIPIO® AI-powered tools assess non-contrast head CT images for intracranial hemorrhage prioritization and provide slice-level annotation

Edinburgh, UK & Tel Aviv, Israel – December 4, 2019 – Blackford, the centralized medical imaging platform, today announced that MaxQ AI’s CE Marked, TGA Approved Accipio Ix™ ICH solution for stroke and head trauma is now available on the Blackford Platform.

Developed by MaxQ AI, the ACCIPIO ICH and Stroke Platform with INSIGHT™ uses artificial intelligence in the assessment of non-contrast head CT images for suspected intracranial hemorrhage (ICH). Accipio Ix is intended for identification and prioritization, while Accipio Ax™ also includes slice-level annotation.


“We’re excited to partner with MaxQ AI and offer the ACCIPIO solutions to our customers,” said Ben Panter, CEO, Blackford Analysis. “Since every minute matters for trauma and stroke patients, the ACCIPIO algorithms promise to help ensure the right care is delivered faster – improving quality, helping avoid poor patient outcomes, while decreasing costs.”

The cost of a missed ICH can be significant, but the economic cost of treating a misdiagnosed patient is nothing compared to the devastation to families and loved ones. Even being able to divert only one patient per year to wellness from stroke care represents a significant saving for a hospital and makes a lifetime of difference to patients and their families15.

Fully integrated with existing systems, the Blackford Platform simplifies the implementation and management of multiple imaging applications and AI algorithms and reduces the load on PACS. New applications can easily be added to the image-processing platform, reducing implementation time, costs, and long-term maintenance.

“Our partnership with Blackford will expand access to our innovative AI-powered ICH solutions for stroke and head trauma to radiologists and care providers worldwide, who trust Blackford as a valued partner to deliver quality solutions,” said Gene Saragnese, Vice Chairman at MaxQ AI. “We view this as a powerful collaboration that will bridge the technology divide to enable more and more hospitals and healthcare organizations to seamlessly integrate our ACCIPIO platform.”

About MaxQ AI, Ltd.

MaxQ AI is at the forefront of Medical Diagnostic AI. We are transforming healthcare by empowering physicians to provide “smarter care” with artificial intelligence (AI) clinical insights. Based in Tel Aviv, Israel and Andover, MA., USA, our team of deep learning and machine vision experts develop innovative software that uses AI to interpret medical images and surrounding patient data. Working with world-class clinical and industry partners, including Intel® OpenVINO™ optimization solutions, our software enables physicians to make faster, more accurate decisions when diagnosing stroke and other serious conditions. Our solutions are FDA Cleared, CE Marked, TGA and IMOH Approved, ISO 13485 and ISO 27001 Information Management Security Certified. To learn more, visit or follow us on LinkedIn.

About Blackford
Blackford provides a single platform to quickly access and manage a curated marketplace of regulatory approved medical image analysis applications and AI algorithms that add clinical value. Easily integrated into existing workflows, the platform provides actionable information that allows healthcare providers to use imaging information smartly and reduce the cost of care while improving diagnostic confidence and patient outcomes. Founded in 2010, and with operations in the United Kingdom and the United States, Blackford Analysis is backed by TRI Cap, Old College Capital, and Archangel Investors, one of the UK’s leading business angel syndicates.