SAN FRANCISCO, November 30, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Enlitic, in collaboration with Konica Minolta Inc. and Marubeni Corporation, today announced that its AI-based product for chest x-ray analysis – CXR-AI – has received approval from Japanese regulators and will be available in the trade through Japan. With this approval, Enlitic became the first U.S. AI imaging company to receive regulatory approval to market in Japan.
CXR-AI, which is developed with Enlitic AI technology, better detects major abnormalities such as lung nodules and consolidation in chest x-ray images. The results detected by the CXR-AI software are displayed as a single mark for each abnormality allowing radiologists to easily and quickly identify anomalies.
“CXR-AI is the culmination of several months of collaboration between Konica Minolta and Enlitic. It has been validated with excellent results in major medical institutions in Japan“said Kazuhiko Katsushima, senior director, healthcare IT business operations planning division, Konica Minolta. “High expectations have emerged for the use of AI, particularly in medical screening, and we believe this product will truly make a difference for radiologists and patients of Japan and we look forward to working together on future projects. “
Konica Minolta is the leader in medical imaging in Japan and Marubeni is a leading Japanese conglomerate. Enlitic, Konica Minolta and Marubeni have longstanding relationships and Marubeni is also a strategic shareholder of Enlitic.
“Japan is the second largest radiology market in the world and we are very happy to introduce CXR-AI to the Japanese market. We have great aspirations to develop and market our differentiated AI products in Japan alongside Konica Minolta and Marubeni, “said James conyers, CEO of Enlitic.
CXR-AI will be deployed with Konica Minolta’s PACS and AI gateway systems for distribution to hospitals, clinics and other medical institutions in Japan. Marubeni Corporation will also facilitate the commercialization of CXR-AI through other channels in Japan.
Enlitic is a pioneer in the development of the next generation of smart health tools. Founded in 2014, the company takes a different approach to solving today’s health issues by addressing them throughout the clinical workflow, not just at one point in the process. Using Enlitic’s AI-powered workflow solutions, healthcare organizations can unlock the true value of their data in real time, delivering time-saving solutions that help change patients’ lives, while giving clinicians and radiologists more freedom to focus on what is important at work and in their daily lives. For more information, visit www.enlitic.com.
ABOUT KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
Konica Minolta is a world-class supplier and market leader in medical diagnostic imaging and healthcare information technology. With over 75 years of endless innovation, Konica Minolta is recognized globally as a leader providing advanced technologies and comprehensive support aimed at delivering real solutions to meet customer needs and help make better decisions sooner. Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc., headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, is a unit of Konica Minolta, Inc. (TSE: 4902). For more information on Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc., please visit https://healthcare.konicaminolta.us
ABOUT MARUBENI CORPORATION
Marubeni Corporation is a leading integrated Japanese trading and investment conglomerate that manages products and provides services in a wide range of industries. These areas include import and export, as well as transactions in the Japanese market, related to food materials, food products, textiles, materials, pulp and paper, chemicals, energy, metals and mineral resources, transportation machinery and understand offshore trade. The Company’s activities also extend to energy projects and infrastructure, factories and industrial machinery, finance, logistics and the information industry, as well as real estate development and construction. In addition, Marubeni deals with investment, development and business management on a global level. For more information, visit, http://www.marubeni.com/fr