**NOTE: SignalCONSULT services will be available through December 31, 2020.**
SignalPET's industry-leading artificial intelligence (AI) provides objective, data-driven results on radiographic studies in to support you, the practitioner, with the information and confidence to make the best possible decisions and ensure high-quality outcomes for your patients.
It's important to understand the difference between SignalRAYTM AI results and a human radiologist review.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) vs. Human Radiologist Review
SignalRAY's AI results offer a preliminary in-house assessment of the patient.SignalRAY provides test results to which you, the clinician, factor in all of the additional case data to come to a final diagnosis. SignalRAY acts as a “second set of eyes” to offer objective, consistent, data-driven results to help practitioners make timely, high-quality treatment decisions at the point of care.
A major benefit of SignalRAY's AI is that, because it is powered by advanced machine learning and built on the world's largest database of annotated veterinary radiographs, it is able to detect and decipher digital images in a more comprehensive and superior manner to that of the human eye. It looks at every film in its entirety, every time. It is not subject to human errors such as "tunnel vision" or subjectivity.
However, SignalRAY is limited to results that fall within the 50+ test panels that it currently supports. The artificial intelligence is not able to factor in certain case details such as patient history and physical examination results.
A radiologist consultation differs from AI results primarily due to the fact that a human radiologist is obviously not limited in the number of test results they can look for. A radiologist is also able to receive and factor in additional signalment from the case (e.g. patient history, physical exam results, known medications) when conducting their review and making an interpretation.
Also, some radiologists may add more than just abnormal findings to their reports, such as differentials and potential treatment plans.
When to Use AI vs. a Radiology Consult
We at SignalPET recognize that there will always be certain cases where review by a board-certified radiologist is needed. Radiologist review can be needed for a number of reasons, such as when:
- the practitioner needs additional clinical or treatment plan guidance
- the client is pressing for a human consultation
- the issue at hand is not something reviewed by SignalPET’s current AI capabilities
By offering SignalCONSULT, we aim to simplify the radiology consultation process for your medical team by having our team of board-certified radiologists available to support you . With just a few easy clicks you can send your studies off for radiologist review – and have results back in just 1 business day.
How to Request a Consult
You can send your study for a board-certified radiologist consultation quickly and easily by opening the desired study in the SignalPET app and clicking the “Request Consult” button. (See image below.)
All of your case information from the SignalPET app will automatically populate. All you need to do is to fill in any pertinent case information and specific questions you have for the radiologist.
Related article: How to request a radiologist consult from the SignalPET app
For further information, visit our SignalCONSULT help articles.