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MEDICAL IP Received US FDA 510(k) Clearance for DeepCatch, AI Software for Whole-Body Composition CT Quantification

2023-06-26 19:00 1667
  • The world's first FDA cleared solution that automatically analyzes bone, muscle, visceral fat, subcutaneous fat, internal organ, and central nervous system in whole-body CT
  • Validation using multi-site and multi-racial CT data in the US… "We will create a new global standard for body composition analysis"

SEOUL, South Korea and  SILVER SPRING, Md., June 26, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- MEDICAL IP (CEO Joon S. Park), an AI-based digital twin company, announced that CT-based automatic body composition analysis AI software DeepCatch received US FDA 510(k) Clearance.

MEDICAL IP Received US FDA 510(k) Clearance for DeepCatch, AI Software for Whole-Body Composition CT Quantification.
MEDICAL IP Received US FDA 510(k) Clearance for DeepCatch, AI Software for Whole-Body Composition CT Quantification.

DeepCatch is a SaMD (Software as Medical Device) that automatically segments and analyzes anatomical structures in computed tomography (CT) scan and provides the results as a report with 3D visual and quantitative information. DeepCatch is the only FDA cleared AI software that automatically analyzes various body components such as skin, bone, muscle, visceral fat, subcutaneous fat, internal organ, and central nervous system through whole-body CT.

In July of last year, CPT code was issued for quantitative  CT tissue characterization, including interpretation and report, obtained without concurrent CT examination of any structure contained in previously acquired diagnostic imaging. Accordingly, this FDA Clearance will provide an opportunity for DeepCatch, which calculates body composition information from CT, to be quickly introduced to the medical field in the United States.

With the increasing importance of opportunistic screening, medical staffs will be able to provide additional screening for possible body composition-related diseases based on the DeepCatch report. Also, patients can obtain additional medical information about diseases such as obesity, metabolic diseases, sarcopenia, by using CT images taken during hospital treatment or health checkups. This makes it possible for anyone to manage their health efficiently and proactively.

A company official said, "DeepCatch has proven that it provides accurate body composition analysis results to anyone regardless of race, gender, or age. It will contribute to the development of the medical industry through fast, accurate, and efficient CT-based body composition analysis technology."

During the FDA Clearance process, DeepCatch was tested for bias of various CT scanners, medical institutions, race, and ethnicity in a series of multi-national clinical trials, including in the United States. As a result, the general-purpose performance and safety was confirmed through validation of the accuracy of AI-based analysis, including the measurement of the volume and area of body components and the body circumference.

Furthermore, unlike methods such as BIA (Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis), which are affected by the measurement environment or body condition, or DXA (Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) which cannot separately quantify areas such as visceral fat in three dimensions, DeepCatch can robustly derive clinically valid 3D body composition analysis results using CT. Therefore, it is expected to present a new standard for body composition.

MEDICAL IP CEO Joon S. Park said, "There are various diseases related to body composition, such as geriatric diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and metabolic diseases such as diabetes and sarcopenia in the elderly and cancer patients, and DeepCatch is a product that can provide additional clinical information on these diseases. DeepCatch can be introduced to any medical institution around the world that takes CT scans, so with this FDA Clearance, we will be able to accelerate our strategy for global expansion."

About MEDICAL IP Co., Ltd.

MEDICAL IP is revolutionizing medical services sector ranging from education and diagnosis to prevention and surgical interventions, using digital twin-based artificial intelligence technology. Our technology and endeavor for precision medicine aim to realize prediction and prevention of more illnesses.

Our products detect body components including but not limited to lesions from medical images(CT, MR, X-ray) using AI technology and extract quantitative data such as volume and area using our accurate and precise segmentation analysis. This is core technology that sets the basis for the realization of precision medicine by enabling the prediction of the possibility of disease occurrence and monitoring of the patient progress.

For more information, visit medicalip.com.

MEDICAL IP Contact

Hyun Cho
Leader of Sales & Marketing Dept.
yhcho@medicalip.com 

Source: MEDICAL IP
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