Virtual reality turned veterinary: Augmented interpretation for radiographs

February 19, 2019
Anissa Fritz, contributing writer

Stop scavenging the internet for comparable radiographs. Let Vetology AI do the digging so you can do the diagnosing.

Stop pounding the keyboard relentlessly digging through the internet for images that might help you interpret a challenging radiograph. Thanks to Vetology AI, veterinary professionals can upload radiographs and watch as the software scans the database for other radiographs similar to yours.

Vetology AI is able to inform the user of how close the two images are in addition to running multiple comparisons and reports daily. This includes reports from board-certified radiologists to ensure the most accurate and credible data. And no need to worry about having enough space on your computer. Vetology AI comes with 500 megabytes of storage.

(All photos courtesy of Vetology AI.) Image 1. Image of a new patient abdominal radiograph (left). The new patient image was matched by Vetology's AI system with a previously diagnosed image (right). Both have foreign material in the stomach.

Image 2. The diagnosis report from the matched foreign body image from image 1. After Vetology AI has determined a match or matches, veterinarians can view diagnosis reports and compare them to the patient they are currently evaluating. In this case, this can help the veterinarian better interpret the material in the stomach and best course of action. For example, the report states that you can't rule out gastric foreign material if the dog is vomiting. 

Image 3. Pictured is a a keyword search for "gastric foreign material," which resulted in 30 matches. This feature was recently added and allows veterinarians to look deeper into specific keywords matching their current patient's condition.

Image 4. The Vertebral Heart Score Estimation calculated by Vetology AI. Each abdominal radiograph uploaded into Vetology AI is automatically identified, cropped and rotated and uses AI to analyze the condition or size of the heart. The calculations are done with no human oversight and sent back to the veterinarian in as little as 90 seconds along with a confidence score.

In addition to the augmented interpretation radiographic database, reports and automated image matching, Vetology AI still isn't done. The company hopes to soon release updates to the software that will allow vets to sort and filter by breed, species, age, organ system and sex. 

Vetology AI offers free demos and provides a variety of plans and price ranges from paying per report to paying a set monthly or annual fee based on the number of users.