Cooper University Health 1st in country to use AI for abdominal aortic aneurysm

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Cooper University Health Care in Camden recently announced it is the first hospital in the country to use Viz Aortic, an innovative artificial intelligence-powered software designed to detect abdominal aortic aneurysms — helping physicians identify patients with undiagnosed AAA and potentially saving lives.

An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a bulging or ballooning in a portion of the aorta that runs through the abdomen. This bulge can break open, causing life-threatening internal bleeding if not caught in time.

“We are proud to be the first hospital in the U.S. to use Viz Aortic in our daily clinical practice,” Dr. Philip Batista, a vascular and endovascular surgeon at Cooper who led the clinical implementation of the new technology, said. “This technology will enable us to detect abdominal aortic aneurysms earlier, which can lead to improved surveillance, more thoughtful interventional planning and, ultimately, lifesaving care.”

“Our partnership with aligns with our commitment to delivering exceptional patient care by utilizing groundbreaking advancements in technology. This software holds immense potential for transforming the way we approach patient care,” Dr. Snehal Gandhi, chief medical information officer and medical director of hospital medicine at Cooper, said.

Viz Aortic uses artificial intelligence to automatically search for the presence of an abdominal aortic aneurysm from computed tomography angiography from any scanner in a hospital network. The new artificial intelligence algorithm and clinical workflow solution will be a part of the Viz Aortic Module, an AI solution designed to accelerate treatment decisions for all aortic pathology. Viz Aortic is designed to analyze CT scans for signs of aneurysms in real-time. The software uses advanced AI algorithms to identify subtle changes in the size and shape of the aorta, providing physicians with a powerful tool for early diagnosis and intervention.

“Our mission at is to increase patient access to lifesaving treatments,” Jayme Strauss, chief clinical officer at, said. “We’re thrilled to expand our partnership with Cooper University Health Care into these critical vascular diseases and look forward to improving patient outcomes together.”

With Viz Aortic, Cooper University Health Care aims to improve the quality of care for patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms by enabling earlier detection and intervention. The health system will continue to evaluate the impact of the technology on patient outcomes and is committed to driving innovation in vascular care.