ImageBiopsy Lab Introduces IB Lab SQUIRREL: AI-Based Evaluation of Scoliosis-related Indications on the Spine

Thursday, July 27, 2023

ImageBiopsy Lab, a renowned provider of AI-powered medical imaging solutions, has recently introduced its latest tool, IB Lab SQUIRREL, after successfully obtaining MDR CE certification. This advanced software brings forth a comprehensive array of automated measurements, including coronal balance and Cobb angles – recognized as the orthopedic "Gold Standard" for evaluating scoliosis.

Scoliosis affects millions of individuals worldwide, making precise evaluation of spine deformities crucial for effective treatment planning and monitoring. However, identifying curvature end vertebrae and measuring the Cobb angle has historically been a tedious and inconsistent process among different observers. Clinical evidence has shown that measurements taken in the afternoon may significantly vary compared to those taken in the morning by the same reader, up to 5° difference. In response to these challenges, ImageBiopsy Lab has developed IB Lab SQUIRREL, aiming to enhance the consistency and reliability of scoliosis assessments while promoting standardization within the field.

To ensure its accuracy and reliability in scoliosis assessment, IB Lab SQUIRREL underwent extensive training with a dataset of over 17,000 images. The software provides measurement results that adhere to clinical standards and are presented in various output formats, accessible and verifiable by medical professionals using any cleared medical DICOM viewer.

Richard Ljuhar, CEO & co-founder of IB Lab, expressed pride in obtaining MDR clearance, stating, "Obtaining MDR clearance serves as significant validation of the accuracy and quality of our SQUIRREL module. We are proud to have achieved this milestone and are looking forward to rolling out this novel AI tool to our customers across Europe."

IB Lab SQUIRREL is poised to revolutionize scoliosis assessment by streamlining workflows, saving time, and reducing the potential for human error. Its launch further strengthens ImageBiopsy Lab's portfolio of AI-powered software solutions, catering to the specific needs of musculoskeletal radiology."


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