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Capstone Health Alliance Announces Partnership with Subtle Medical for Improved PET and MRI Imaging

Fletcher, North Carolina, June 18, 2021 – Capstone Health Alliance announced a new partnership with Subtle Medical, a healthcare technology company with FDA-cleared AI software for radiology. Subtle Medical uses innovative deep learning solutions that improve medical imaging efficiency and improve patient experience. Their vendor-neutral software integrates seamlessly with any PET or MRI scan to improve image quality and workflow efficiency without any alteration in the existing workflow.

Capstone Senior VP, Supplier Relations and Contract Operations, Robin Lincoln, said, “Capstone is excited to partner with Subtle Medical to offer a unique solution to our healthcare members looking for PET and MR improvements, yet do not have the capital dollars to invest in new equipment. Subtle Medical is a company with breakthrough technology that can help extend the life of existing scanners while improving both the patient and physician experience.”

SubtleMR™  is an image processing software that can be used for the enhancement of MRI images. It can now be used to reduce image noise for the entire body, including but not limited to, head, spine, neck, abdomen, pelvis, prostate, breast and musculoskeletal regions of the body, and increase image sharpness for head MRI.  

SubtlePET™ applies denoising to improve the image quality of low count PET (positron emission tomography) scans acquired in up to 25% of the original scan time, enabling centers to expedite patient care and improve patient comfort during PET exams.  

Subtle Medical Chief Commercial Officer, Josh Gurewitz, said, “All of us at Subtle Medical are excited to be working with Capstone to deliver our unique artificial intelligence-based radiology solutions for MR and PET-CT imaging. With Capstone’s large membership across the US, we look forward to serving their members and making a difference in patient care.”

SubtlePET™ and SubtleMR™ are in commercial use in numerous hospitals and imaging centers worldwide to improve the image quality of routine and accelerated imaging protocols. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, this allows centers more time for additional cleaning procedures in between patients and addresses the backlog of imaging procedures from postponed appointments.  Download a case study.

Subtle Medical has an extensive product pipeline. The company’s technologies utilize proprietary deep learning algorithms that integrate seamlessly with any OEM scanner and PACS system to enhance images during acquisition without any interruption or alteration in the imaging specialists’ workflow.  For information on additional products, click here.

About Capstone Health Alliance

Capstone Health Alliance is a group purchasing alliance of healthcare and non-healthcare members that delivers cost savings through the power of aggregation and collaboration. Based in Fletcher, North Carolina, Capstone’s membership includes 300 hospitals representing more than 100 health systems across 23 states and represents over $10 billion in acute care supply chain spend. Capstone also represents over 25,000 non-acute and business & industry members. Capstone delivers quantifiable savings and actionable data that enable better purchasing decisions for our members. In addition to cost savings initiatives, Capstone members collaborate to share best practices all with the intent of improving cost, quality, and outcomes.

About Subtle Medical, Inc.

Subtle Medical, Inc. is a healthcare technology company with deep learning software solutions that increase the quality and efficiency of medical imaging. It was named a CB Insights Top AI 100 and Digital Health 150 company in 2020 and is an Nvidia Inception Award Winner. Current clinical partners include UCSF, Hoag Hospital, Mount Sinai, Sickkids, Radnet, Affidea, DASA, Tiantan Hospital, and Middlesex Hospital, among others. For more information, please visit subtlemedical.com or email sales@subtlemedical.com.