Menlo Park, Calif. —January, 23 2020 –RAPID, the worldwide leader in advanced imaging for stroke, today announced record-breaking performance metrics for 2019. Newly released numbers reveal accelerating growth in the number of countries and hospitals where RAPID is available and in use, as well as over 100% growth in the number of scans processed. As RAPID brought AI enhanced stroke imaging to more of the world, the company also launched innovative new imaging products and supported critical new stroke research.
The RAPID artificial intelligence framework helps to quantify brain lesions and extends the window of potential stroke intervention from six hours after onset to up to 24 hours, for patients with salvageable brain tissue. RAPID provides physicians with fast, fully automated, and easy-to-interpret imaging that facilitates clinical decision-making around stroke.
In 2019, RAPID:
In addition to record-breaking availability, growth and usage, in 2019, RAPID also introduced:
In 2019, RAPID also introduced innovations in AI-enhanced stroke imaging to enable Mobile Stroke Units (MSU) as well as expanded cloud and on-premise availability, to meet the needs of every hospital and stroke team.
“Last year we redoubled our efforts to bring the most advanced AI-enhanced stroke imaging platform to every part of the world, and through innovation and a dedication to our mission, we beat even our most aggressive estimates,” said Don Listwin, CEO of RAPID. “Aside from records in usage and availability, we were able to launch RAPID 5.0, RAPID ICH and RAPID U. 2019 was a gratifying year. We now again commit ourselves to making the best even better, and helping improve stroke outcomes everywhere.”
Developed by leading stroke experts, RAPID technology has been selected for use in several ground-breaking trials that have changed treatment guidelines issued by both the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. The RAPID artificial intelligence framework combines deep learning, machine learning and expert feature extraction. It is the only clinically validated imaging solution for stroke diagnostic support worldwide.