contextflow GmbH, the Vienna-based developer of deep learning-based software for medical image analysis, is thrilled to announce the addition of Erik Ranschaert as Clinical Advisor, responsible for product and research dissemination activities. Erik is the former President of the European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics (EuSoMII) and the co-editor and author of several popular books, including the very first one on Artificial Intelligence for Medical Imaging.
Erik was a pioneer in the field of teleradiology, and his subsequent role as Chairman of the European Society of Radiology’s e-Health and Informatics Subcommittee contributed to the publication of the ESR white paper on teleradiology. He is currently a radiologist at St. Nikolaus Hospital in Eupen (Belgium) and a Visiting Professor of Radiology at Ghent University. In his scientific research and role as advisor, he focuses mainly on bringing new technologies into clinical workflows. He attaches great importance to the installation of the right infrastructure and a suitable policy in the hospital.
This last point in particular stands out, as contextflow’s CEO & Co-Founder Markus Holzer explains: “Erik’s resume is impressive from beginning to end, but few people in our industry have as much experience bringing transformative, value-based tools into practice as he does. We look forward to learning and challenging the status quo even further under his guidance.”
Erik continues: “I have a good understanding of the potential of AI within a clinical environment, and how radiologists can make the best use of it. contextflow SEARCH Lung CT is one of the applications that certainly fits radiology’s current needs and can simplify the analysis of complex lung pathology. With the right insights and technology, we can succeed in introducing AI in a very attractive way to radiology departments on a global scale.”