Partnership aims to bring AI imaging solutions to Africa

Oxipit, a Lithuania-based medical imaging solutions manufacturer, and Healthcare Konnect, a Swiss distribution company, have announced a new partnership focused on delivering AI imaging solutions to Nigeria.

The two companies will work together to share Oxipit’s ChestEye AI imaging suite with healthcare providers. ChestEye AI was designed to improve the detection of 75 different findings.

Nigeria is currently experiencing a severe radiologist shortage, with an estimated 400 specialists available to serve the area’s more than 200 million people. The Association of Radiologists of Nigeria has worked to promote this issue.

“We are eager to support radiologists in improving diagnostics in both rural and heavily populated regions of Africa,” Marwan Senhaji, managing director of HealthCare Konnect, said in a prepared statement.

Gediminas Peksys, Oxipit’s CEO, said the company is “excited to introduce AI capabilities of our imaging suite in Nigeria, where improvements in diagnostics can bring significant benefits for patient care.”