Zebra Medical Vision is partnering with India-based Teleradiology Solutions (TRS) to deliver its deep learning-powered image analysis system to 150 hospitals in 20 countries throughout Asia and Africa.
Since 2015, Zebra has been working with health care facilities in the U.S. and Europe to bring technology that detects bone, liver, lung, and cardiovascular diseases. Their mission is to revolutionize the medical imaging service industry so that it can keep up with the needs of the steadily increasing middle class and aging populations. Their collaboration with TRS is a move to “bridge the growing gap between demand and supply of radiology services, and allow developing healthcare economies to make a leap in their quality of care by using state of the art deep learning technology,” said Zebra CEO Elad Benjamin in a statement.
Zebra will work in conjunction with TRS’s existing services in around 20 countries, including Singapore, Nigeria, India, Tanzania, and Uganda. In 2016, Zebra raised $12 million from investors including Khosla Ventures and Marc Benioff. Zebra has a signed a multiyear partnership with Dell Services, a cloud storage platform with over 1,100 clients to develop algorithm-based image analysis systems to healthcare facilities. According to FierceBiotech, Zebra’s algorithms have already been used in hundreds of thousands of cases, including analyzing CT scans to generate tests akin to bone density t-scores through dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scans but without extra tests or radiation.