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SEHA to pilot Lunit’s AI radiology solutions

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SEHA, the largest healthcare network in the United Arab Emirates, has entered into a collaboration agreement with South Korean medical AI company Lunit to try out its AI radiology solutions.

Formally the Abu Dhabi Health Services Co., the organisation runs 13 public hospitals and 46 clinics. 

According to a press release, SEHA will conduct a proof of concept (POC) of Lunit’s suite of radiology solutions under the INSIGHT brand. It will include Lunit INSIGHT CXR for chest x-ray analysis and Lunit INSIGHT MMG for mammography analysis.

WHY IT MATTERS

Dr Afra Rashed Saeed Almesaied Alneyadi, a radiologist at SEHA, said the POC experiments cater to their goal of improving the organisation’s medical image analysis programme to provide better medical services.

Meanwhile, Lunit expects to further expand its business in the Middle East through this collaboration. The region’s medical imaging market is projected to go over $30 billion in value by 2029 from $20 billion last year, growing at a 5.5% CAGR. In March, the company first entered the market via a supply contract with Roche and Microsoft Azure to export Lunit INSIGHT MMG.

THE LARGER TREND

Early this year, Egypt-based Baheya Foundation, which provides free breast cancer care, started adopting the Lunit INSIGHT MMG. 

In July, the Bumrungrad International Hospital, a private hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, received Lunit’s AI solutions for chest x-ray and mammography analyses through a partnership with Fujifilm Thailand and Microsoft. In the same month, Taiwanese insurer Cathay Life Insurance secured a license to integrate Lunit INSIGHT CXR into its underwriting workflow.



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