25 Apr 2022

Claritas HealthTech and the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill Sign Exclusive Worldwide Agreement for UNC’s Deep Learning Solution for Retrospective Artifact Correction in Paediatric MRI

Claritas HealthTech Pte. Ltd

SINGAPORE, April 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Claritas HealthTech Pte. Ltd. (“Claritas”), a healthcare technology company specializing in innovative deep-learning, image enhancement and accelerated image acquisition to improve the efficiency of medical imaging, announces today it has finalized a license agreement to commercialise the Paediatric MRI software developed and patented by the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. This license agreement grants Claritas the exclusive worldwide right to promote and market the deep-learning software solution that improves the quality and efficiency of paediatric MRI scans through Retrospective Artifact Correction.

MRI scans are particularly sensitive to physical movement and for a child to remain motionless for up to an hour to obtain an image of appropriate quality is difficult. The thought of spending forty-five minutes to an hour in a noisy, enclosed tube can be intimidating for adults. Sometimes a child may have to take sedation or undergo a general anaesthetic which brings additional risk and requires close supervision. This can add delay and limit the use of a valuable tool,” commented Dr Arup Paul, Chief Clinical Strategy Officer, at Claritas HealthTech.

Dr Paul added, “We are excited about this new technology that can ‘correct’ the image impairment (artifact) caused by physical movement that previously rendered MRI images unusable or difficult to read. This will reduce the need to repeat scans, give clinicians more confidence in interpreting these images and determining clinical management. This step change in ‘artifact correction’ will help drive access, quality and safety in Paediatric care, benefiting patients and those who care for them.

As Claritas continues to make a positive difference in clinical imaging, focussed on patient outcomes and supporting clinicians, we are looking forward to collaborating and working with clinicians to deliver an evolution in Paediatric MRI.

About the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA, the nation’s first public university, is a global higher education leader known for innovative teaching, research, and public service. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, Carolina regularly ranks as the best value for academic quality in U.S. public higher education. Now in its third century, the University offers 77 bachelor’s, 107 master’s, 65 doctorate and seven professional degree programs through 14 schools, including the College of Arts & Sciences. Every day, faculty, staff, and students shape their teaching, research, and public service.

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About Claritas HealthTech Pte. Ltd.

Claritas conducts research and development in the fields of image enhancement, machine vision and artificial intelligence (“AI”) with a focus on medical image processing and AI assisted interpretation and diagnostics. Claritas aims to transform the diagnostics industry with powerful and effective software products created using image enhancement and AI technology enabling and assisting doctors and physicians to make accurate diagnosis and improve patient lives.

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