First startup in AI medical imaging to receive 5 FDA clearances

A deep-learning medical imaging analytics company, Zebra Medical Vision, has announed its fifth FDA 510(k) clearance for its Vertebral Compression Fractures (VCF) product. The company’s latest AI solution automatically identifies findings suggestive of compression fractures, enabling clinicians to place patients that are at risk of osteoporosis in treatment pathways to prevent potentially life changing fractures.

The VCF product expands the company’s growing AI1 (all-in-one) bundle of FDA cleared AI solutions, which has now received a fourth US patent in its bone health series. Nearly half of all women and a quarter of men over the age of 50 will suffer an osteoporotic fracture in their life time.

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), the cost of osteoporosis-related fragility fractures to the US is estimated to be $52bn annually. Osteoporosis, also referred to as 'The Silent Killer', is the most common preventable cause of fractures, causing more than 2 million cases of broken bones in the US alone every year.

Zebra-Med is the first AI start-up in medical imaging to receive FDA clearance for a population health solution, which leverages AI to stratify risk, improve patient’s quality of life, and reduce cost of care. The software substantially increases detection rates, raising the number of patients eligible for treatment, without the need for additional staff, imaging or radiation. Sites that run fracture-prevention programs or population-management programs use Zebra Medical Vision to systematically onboard people to these programs and initiate further examinations and treatment.

"Identifying patients at risk for osteoporosis has a significant impact on patients’ wellbeing, as 70% of vertebral compression fractures are underdetected globally” said Ohad Arazi, CEO of Zebra Medical Vision.

“These missed care opportunities are especially vital during this era of COVID-19, when many patient procedures have been postponed, and providers are dealing with substantial backlogs. The VCF product - our fifth FDA-cleared solution on the market - will allow us to expand our reach in the US and help more clinicians and caregivers identify a large number of these fractures.”

“Zebra-Med's latest AI solution will be advantageous to value-based healthcare systems. With appropriate intervention, it has potential to reduce secondary fractures in high risk patients and reduce additional related costs, while enabling providers to benefit from higher Medicare star ratings and increased revenue from RAF score adjustments,” said Dr. Keith White, Medical Director of Imaging Services, Intermountain Health.

The company’s vertebral compression fractures solution has been deployed globally in luminary sites such as Oxford University Hospital (UK) and St. Vincent’s hospital (Australia). The solution can be applied to abdominal or chest CT scan performed for any clinical indication.

Startup Details

Startup Details


Zebra Medical Vision

Zebra was founded to help patients, physicians and healthcare providers receive and provide better, faster, more accurate care by using the most advanced machine learning and computer vision tools available.

Zebra-med delivers an open, clinical research platform globally - giving researchers access to millions of anonymised, indexed clinical records, with the aim of accelerating scientific discovery. Their platform shortens development cycles, fosters collaboration and increases the pace of innovation.

In addition, they develop their constantly growing Analytics Platform, which delivers automated algorithms and clinical insight decision support tools in a SaaS based model to healthcare institutions.

Using both platforms, and their partner network which reaches over 1,100 hospitals and providers, they are able to leverage the tremendous powers of the global research community, and channel subsequent insights to healthcare institutions, directly impacting and improving patient care.

The company is led by experienced entrepreneurs, healthcare IT and medical imaging veterans, and works with some of the most forward thinking medical advisors in the areas big data and its use in medicine and imaging.

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    Shefayim, HaMerkaz, Israel
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    Elad Benjamin, Eyal Gura, Eyal Toledano
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