Frequently Asked Questions
Below you will find some of the most commonly asked questions!
Below you will find answers to questions we get asked the most
What is the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) opinion of leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning for radiograph reads?
The ACVR is aware of Vetology’s work in AI and machine learning. To date, they have not provided an opinion. We believe the technology and market is in its infancy and their participation will evolve as the market becomes more widespread. The American College of Radiology (ACR) which is the human radiology organization equivalent to the ACVR has fully embraced AI as part of radiology’s future.
How accurate are Vetology’s evaluations compared to Radiology case reports?
Vetology currently has a 92% match rate between the computer-generated report compared to a radiologist’s findings. As the quantity of images increases and corresponding case-write-ups are added the percentage will continue to improve overtime.
Can the software look at a patient’s history and use its learning capabilities in order to provide an interpretation based on the animal’s health progression?
This capability does not exist today.
Can the Vetology AI platform be used without Vetology teleradiology professional services?
Built into the platform is the ability to send the images to multiple platforms. The preferred model is for customers to leverage the platform for the computer-generated evaluation and continue to use their existing radiology relationships for in-depth case review.
What is a Vetologist and what type of training do they receive?
The residency program to become a board-certified veterinary radiologist is lengthy and limited with 4 to 5 applicants every year. Vetology, in conjunction with VICSD and the American Association of Veterinary Radiologists (AAVR) created a training program for DVMs interested in radiology to train for 1 year under ACVR radiologists. During and after this time, these DVMs continue to work under the guidance of an ACVR diplomate (a Vetologist) or are accepted into ACVR approved residency programs.
What is the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) opinion of the Vetologist?
While the ACVR does not have a formal position statement on the Vetologist training, every year Vetologists are selected for ACVR approved residencies because of their existing knowledge base and skill set in veterinary radiology. Given the lack of veterinary radiology resources, we see the need for the Vetologist role.
What type of connectivity exists between the LION software and the clinics practice management software?
Connectivity is setup strictly for the existing digital imaging system to push DICOM images to Vetology via the LION.
When the LION Software pulls images, what patient information is captured?
Vetology only captures the DICOM information already embedded within the case.. This is to allow the evaluation report to be distinguished between other reports.
Can the Vetology case evaluation be loaded into the clinic’s practice management software?
The capability does exist for Vetology to load reports directly into certain practice management software. This is not part of the current Vetology system but can be configured as a professional service for a small additional fee.
How long does it take for the AI case evaluation report to be received?
The speed is based on the clinic’s network environment and number of images being sent. Based on a typical cable bandwidth, customers are generally receiving reports delivered in under 5 minutes.
Is my data in the same database with other customers?
The Vetology platform is a multi-tenant environment. A shared database exists for all images and cases. Each customer is only able access their own images and cases.
What type of technology is used in the platform?
Vetology is a software as a Service (SaaS). The application is based on standard web-services that deliver content on modern HTML5 browsers such as Chrome and Firefox.
How many years has Vetology been in business?
The company started in 2010 to provide efficiencies in sharing cases and images between clinics, radiologists, and hospitals. Along with the software, Vetology offers teleradiology services with the platform to 3,000 customers and growing. In 2017, the company started developing the latest platform leveraging AI and machine learning for radiograph analysis.
How are AI reports delivered?
The evaluation reports are saved to the Vetology cloud, under the patient, where you the DVM can view it at any time.
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