mdbrain is a practical, economic software solution powered by artificial intelligence (AI) for volumetric brain analysis and the characterization of white matter lesions. It uses a combination of several deep learning methods to derive meaningful data from MR images. The seamless integration of mdbrain into customers’ local PACS not only provides customers with quantitative reports within just a few minutes but also with the best possible data protection.
Seamless integration into your local PACS with automated upload of the analytical report within the same system.
Quantitative report available in your local PACS within minutes after the end of image acquisition.
Improve report quality, save time and open new sources of revenue.
With data storage and processing at your local site, patient data NEVER leaves your system - best possible data protection.
Licensed medical product - legally safe for use in clinical routine
The results of the quantitative analysis are presented and visualized in well-structured reports which are saved as DICOM-files in your PACS. You can use them as provided in their original PDF format, or decide to copy and paste certain tables and images depending on the relevant interest for your own report.
mdbrain – Volumetry Report
Header with patient data, date of scan and used sequences.
Whole brain volume and differentiation into grey and white matter in comparison to normal values.
Pathologically reduced volumes (below 2 standard deviations) are given in orange while highly pathological values (below 4 standard deviations) are coloured in red.
Data is generally split into left and right in order to allow quantification of asymmetries.
Regional brain volumes in comparison to normal values visualized in an illustrative 3D-model. Additionally, results are presented as table.
Areas with pathologically reduced volumes (below 2 standard deviations) are visualized in orange while highly pathological reductions (below 4 standard deviations) are coloured in red.
Volumes of the 4 ventricles with illustrative visualization in a 3D-model. Additionally, results are presented as table.
Ventricles with pathologically increased volumes (above 2 standard deviations) are visualized in orange while highly pathological increases (above 4 standard deviations) are coloured in red.
Result of the quality control. By an automatic multi-step assessment, the quality of the MR image is rated and any limitations in image quality are provided in detail as well as a visual plausibility check for the segmentation of the major lobes.
Header with patient data, date of scan and used sequences.
Illustrative presentation of the 3 slices with the largest changes in white matter lesions compared to a prior scan. Lesions without any progression are displayed in blue, new lesions in red and enlarging lesions in violet.
Summary of lesion count and volumes in each region of interest compared to prior scans. If prior scan can be freely chosen from the PACS.
Numerical presentation of the reading volume and count per region from the actual vs. the selected reference scan. The numbers of active lesions, either new or enlarging, are given in a separate colum.
Result of the quality control. By an automatic multi-step assessment, the quality of the MR image is evaluated in detail.
The analytical procedure and report generation take about 5-15 minutes. This can vary a bit depending on your local computational power. Therefore, it is in principle possible to discuss the results with your patient during the same appointment.
No, you don’t! mdbrain is a closed system seamlessly integrated into your local PACS as a so-called on-premise solution that only runs in your local IT system. As no data leaves your system it provides maximum data safety and you can forget about anonymisation and pseudonymisation.
mdbrain is designed in a way that patient data never leaves your local IT-System. All processing is done locally. Therefore, mdbrain provides maximum data safety.
mdbrain is installed locally as so-called on-premise solution and is seamlessly integrated into your local PACS. The system requirements are reasonable: a LINUX-Server (can be a virtual one) with Intel-i7-CPU (4 cores), 16 GB RAM and 500GB HDD is sufficient in most cases for a speedy processing. The analysis can be significantly accelerated by using a graphic board. Our support team can provide you with more detailed specs and is also able to provide support for your local installation.
mdbrain from Version 1.0 onwards is a CE-marked medical product in the European Union and can therefore be used in clinical routine for patient diagnostics. However, reimbursement rules might vary between countries.
mdbrain is provided via so-called Software as a Service (SaaS) model. That means you don’t have to buy the software but pay only per use while benefiting from regular product updated and improved functionality. The fee per analysis is dependent on the monthly volume and starts from 5€.
Any support during installation and afterwards is included already and will not be charged separately. We are more than happy to provide you with a tailored offer which reflects your local situation best.
Moreover, we provide the option to test mdbrain free of charge for 30 days.
mdbrain can process almost all DICOM image data generated by MR systems by Siemens, Philips or GE with 1.5 or 3T field strength.
Although mdbrain can work within a broad range of sequence parameters and image quality, we recommend the following specs to see optimal results:
- for brain volumetry: 3D-T1-MPRAGE-Sequence with an in-plane resolution of at least 1.0 mm x 1.0 mm
- for lesion characterization: 3D-T2-FLAIR with an in-plane resolution of 1.0 mm x 1.0 mm
Thanks to mdbrain the brain volumetric analysis is done automatically in just a few minutes, allowing me to discuss the results with my patients within the same appointment.
Prof. Dr. Henrik Michaely
MVZ Radiologie, Karlsruhe/ Germany
The assessment of brain volume is gaining more and more importance. mdbrain is for me a robust, fast and data-protection-compliant solution to answer those questions.
Prof. Dr. Mike Notohamiprodjo
DIE RADIOLOGIE, München/ Germany
mdbrain helps me with the routine diagnostics of dementia patients by assessing global and focal atrophy. By means of the quantitative analysis I achieve a higher precision and reproducibility of my reports.
Dr. Katrin Beth
Ihre Radiologen, Berlin/ Germany
We are very enthusiastic about the simple operation of mdbrain. Our office believes this solution will become a trendsetting approach that will see a broad use in clinical routine very soon.