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Nanox Launches Artificial Intelligence Functionality in Second Opinions Platform

Nanox integrates FDA-cleared population health AI solutions into its Second Opinions service New AI capabilities available to patients who submit chest and abdominal CT scans for second opinions Offering the power of Artificial Intelligence to their second opinion CT report to promote early detection of chronic conditions PETACH TIKVA, Israel, June 05, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NANO-X IMAGING LTD (“Nanox” or the “Company,” Nasdaq: NNOX), an innovative medical imaging technology company, today announced that its deep-learning medical imaging analytics subsidiary, Nanox AI Ltd., has launched an artificial intelligence (AI) functionality in the Second Opinions online medical consultation service. Second Opinions is a platform provided by USARAD Holdings INC, a subsidiary of Nano-X Imaging Ltd., that provides teleradiology services. The platform connects patients with radiologists and other subspecialty physicians for additional consultation on their medical diagnoses. Second Opinions has integrated three of Nanox.AI’s FDA 510(k)-cleared AI solutions, enabling patients to conveniently get second opinions from experts in various medical and surgical subspecialties including radiology, neurology, oncology and orthopedic surgery. The integration of Nanox.AI’s tools is intended to promote the early detection of chronic conditions on chest and abdominal CT scans: AI Cardiac solution (HealthCCSng) detects coronary artery calcium, an early sign of coronary artery diseaseAI Bone solution (HealthOST) assesses bone mineral density, and highlights vertebral spine compression fractures which can indicate risk of osteoporosisAI Liver solution (HealthFLD) measures liver density, which can indicate fatty liver disease These AI-driven insights are reviewed and approved by Second Opinions physicians and incorporated into reports for patients who submit eligible chest and abdominal CT scans. “We are excited to bring AI-powered, early detection through the Second Opinions platform to patients seeking peace of mind concerning their health and diagnoses,” said Erez Meltzer, Nanox Chief Executive Officer. “The integration of Nanox.AI’s solutions into the Second Opinions service will help empower radiologists and other healthcare providers by providing them with advanced AI tools that aim to improve patient outcomes. We will continue exploring opportunities to leverage our AI technology to promote accessible early diagnosis and preventative management.” Learn more about Second Opinions and its new AI capabilities at Artificial Intelligence (AI) Service – Second Opinions. About USARADUSARAD is a U.S.-based teleradiology company with a network of radiologists, certified by the American Board of Radiology. USARAD provides imaging interpretation and database services to radiology practices, hospitals, medical clinics, diagnostic imaging centers, urgent care facilities and multi-specialty physician groups in the U.S and additional countries, improving service levels, streamlining practice economics and enhancing physician efficiency. About Nanox.AINanox AI is the deep-learning medical imaging analytics subsidiary of Nanox. Nanox.AI solutions are developed to target highly prevalent chronic and acute diseases affecting large populations around the world. Leveraging AI technology, Nanox AI helps clinicians extract valuable and actionable clinical insights from routine medical imaging that otherwise may go unnoticed, potentially initiating further medical assessment to establish individual preventative care pathways for patients. For more information, please visit https://www.nanox.vision/ai. About NanoxNanox (NASDAQ: NNOX) is focused on applying its proprietary medical imaging technology and solutions to make diagnostic medicine more accessible and affordable across the globe. Nanox’s vision is to increase access, reduce costs and enhance the efficiency of routine medical imaging technology and processes, in order to improve early detection and treatment, which Nanox believes is key to helping people achieve better health outcomes, and, ultimately, to save lives. The Nanox ecosystem includes Nanox.ARC— a multi-source Digital Tomosynthesis system that is cost-effective and user-friendly; an AI-based suite of algorithms that augment the readings of routine CT imaging to highlight early signs often related to chronic disease (Nanox.AI); a cloud-based infrastructure (Nanox.CLOUD); and a proprietary decentralized marketplace, through Nanox’s subsidiary, USARAD Holdings Inc., that provides remote access to radiology and cardiology experts; and a comprehensive teleradiology services platform (Nanox.MARKETPLACE). Together, Nanox’s products and services create a worldwide, innovative, and comprehensive solution that connects medical imaging solutions, from scan to diagnosis. For more information, please visit www.nanox.vision. Contacts Media Contact:Ben ShannonICR WestwickeNanoxPR@icrinc.com Investor Contact:Mike CavanaughICR Westwickemike.cavanaugh@westwicke.com

Deep integration of proven AI tools into Philips cardiovascular ultrasound systems to better diagnose more cardiac disease patients

June 4, 2024 New FDA-cleared AI-enabled applications include the industry’s first automated tool for segmental wall motion scoring of the heart to quickly and objectively identify disorders including coronary artery disease and cardio-oncology issues in secondsFirst fully automated 3D quantification of mitral regurgitation (MR) volumes* designed to provide reproducible, efficient analysis helps clinicians make better-informed decisions for patients with heart valve disease Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, announced its next-generation AI-enabled cardiovascular ultrasound platform to help speed up cardiac ultrasound analysis with proven AI technology and reduce the burden on echocardiography labs. Integrated into the company’s EPIQ CVx and Affiniti CVx ultrasound systems, the new FDA 510(k) cleared AI applications significantly advance Philips’ cardiovascular imaging and diagnosis solutions, automating measurements and speeding workflows to increase productivity. Heart failure is a rapidly growing health issue that affects an estimated 64 million people worldwide [1]. It’s also associated with high mortality and poor quality of life, and is a substantial burden on healthcare systems globally [2]. As the most common and least invasive way to check the structure and function of the heart, cardiovascular ultrasound has played a key role in diagnosing cardiac disease earlier. “As clinical cases get more complex and patient volumes increase, we read hundreds of echocardiography exams daily with thousands of data points,” said Roberto Lang, MD, Director of the Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging Lab, University of Chicago Medicine, USA. “With the integration of AI into echocardiography solutions, we can now automate some of the steps to support clinicians’ decision-making, allowing them to detect, diagnose, and monitor various cardiac conditions with greater confidence and efficiency in seconds.” Dr. Lang will join other clinicians to share the results of a new scientific abstract being presented at the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE2024) annual meeting (June 14 – 16, Portland, US), demonstrating how first-of-kind AI algorithms co-developed with Philips provide highly accurate detection of regional wall motion abnormalities (RWMA) on echocardiography. RWMAs can be an independent indicator of adverse cardiovascular events and death in patients with cardiovascular diseases like myocardial infarction (MI) and congenital heart disease. Automated machine learning-based assessment of RWMA has the potential to improve the efficiency of all readers. “An advantage of AI methods over conventional visual analysis is that it can be performed in seconds, providing rapid and accurate information to help augment expert reads by quickly highlighting areas of concern for RWMA, improving the ease and efficiency of interpretation,” Lang added. “By harnessing the power of AI into our echocardiography solutions, we empower clinicians with enhanced diagnostic capabilities, to ultimately improve patient care and outcomes in the management of coronary and valvular disease, while enhancing overall efficiency in cardiac practice,” said David Handler, VP and Business Leader for Global Cardiovascular Ultrasound at Philips. “For patients, this means consistent image interpretation which can lead to fewer re-scans, shorter and more effective interventional procedures, and potentially faster recovery times.” Integration of proven AI applications from Philips DiA Imaging Analysis Trained on anonymized patient data sets from real-life clinical environments, the AI features integrated across Philips cardiovascular ultrasound systems help improve the quality and reproducibility of cardiac imaging and enhance operator and departmental efficiency. These include FDA-cleared and CE-marked software solutions from DiA Imaging Analysis, a Philips company. Together, these AI features automate how users interpret ultrasound images, so clinicians with varying levels of ultrasound experience can automatically analyze images with increased speed, efficiency, and accuracy in real time. In addition to integrating these latest advanced AI features into the company’s cardiovascular ultrasound systems, Philips’ new mini ultrasound transducer X11 4t, introduced earlier this year, is fully compatible with the EPIQ CVx and Affiniti CVx systems. The innovative transducer allows interventional cardiologists to provide enhanced care to a wider range of patients, including pediatric patients as small as 5kg in weight. Through breakthrough innovation and collaborations with technology leaders including NVIDIA**, Philips continues to rapidly integrate AI into its cardiovascular ultrasound portfolio to help improve efficiency and productivity and mitigate staff shortages while delivering high-quality cardiology care to an increasing number of patients. These third-party solutions complement Philips’ proprietary AI-enabled solutions, integrating AI to enhance diagnostic confidence and decision-making. For more information, join Philips in Booth #441 at ASE2024 and visit Philips Cardiovascular Ultrasound for the latest AI-powered echocardiography applications. *Clinical performance and safety have not been established for some features which have 510(k) pending. Not available for sale in the USA.**NVIDIA MONAI for medical imaging AI and NVIDIA Holoscan for building software-defined medical devices. [1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10398425/  [2] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10398425/   For further information, please contact: Kathy O’ReillyPhilips Global External RelationsTel.: +1 978 221 8919E-mail : kathy.oreilly@philips.com About Royal Philips Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health and well-being through meaningful innovation. Philips’ patient- and people-centric innovation leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver personal health solutions for consumers and professional health solutions for healthcare providers and their patients in the hospital and the home. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, ultrasound, image-guided therapy, monitoring, and enterprise informatics, as well as in personal health. Philips generated 2023 sales of EUR 18.2 billion and employs approximately 69,100 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at www.philips.com/newscenter.
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Merit Medical Expands Embolics Portfolio with New Siege™ Vascular Plug and Bearing nsPVA Express™ Prefilled Syringe

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah, May 14, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MMSI), a global leader of healthcare technology, today announced US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its Siege Vascular Plug. Merit also announced the launch of its Bearing nsPVA Express Prefilled Syringe in the United States and Australia.

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Exo® Launches FDA-Cleared AI on Exo Iris™ to Address Heart Failure

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SyntheticMR and SimonMed Expand Trials of Synthetic MRI Testing and Announce Upcoming Expansion of Synthetic Availability from SyntheticMR’s SyMRI NEURO Software at SimonMed Facilities

LINKÖPING, Sweden, April 17, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — SimonMed Imaging (“SimonMed”), one of the largest outpatient medical imaging providers and radiology practices in the United States, announces the continuation of its partnership with SyntheticMR for research as well as the upcoming…