Surgalign Unveils HOLO AI Insights for Use in Neurovascular Research

Surgalign Holdings, Inc., a global medical technology company focused on elevating the standard of care by driving the evolution of digital health, is proud to announce today, the release of HOLO™ AI Insights for use in neurovascular research.

HOLO AI Insights, initially launched in March 2023 for spine imaging, enables customers, partners, and clinical researchers to take advantage of the Company’s HOLO artificial intelligence (AI) portfolio through a secure, highly scalable cloud platform for automated analysis of medical images. HOLO AI, Surgalign’s portfolio of AI technology, utilizes convolutional neural network technology to automatically segment medical images, measure anatomic structures, automate pedicle screw planning, and perform other tasks.

With this latest release, HOLO AI Insights has evolved to now address neurovascular research. This latest addition to the Company’s portfolio, can analyze large sets of cranial MRI images, automatically identify 16 different structures, and aggregate the data for the user into configurable graphical and file formats. The insights generated by these results are believed to have multiple applications in population health, clinical research, and in the future, patient care.

Surgalign has partnered with Dr. Brian Jankowitz, a fellowship trained cerebrovascular neurosurgeon, for neurovascular research with HOLO AI Insights. “Most of the AI work done in the neurovascular space has focused on acute care with CT imaging and doesn’t help with measurement. HOLO AI Insights can automate volumetric analysis of vascular structures on MRI, which is a big leap forward in efficiency and more applicable to longitudinal comparisons than other tools available today,” said Dr. Jankowitz. “I believe that ultimately this technology will both speed our workflow and improve clinical guidelines by providing a significantly more detailed characterization of neurovascular structures.”

Dr. Jankowitz, MD is a neurosurgery specialist with extensive experience in Neurocritical Care Disorders. He is affiliated with the medical facilities Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Cooper University Hospital. He previously served as an associate professor of neurological surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and served as faculty of the UPMC Neurosurgery Department and UPMC Stroke Institute where he specialized in both open and endovascular neurosurgery. Dr. Jankowitz earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of Notre Dame and received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine.

“It’s an honor to partner with Dr. Jankowitz with a shared goal of advancing technology utilized by neuroanatomy researchers,” said Terry Rich, President and Chief Executive Officer of Surgalign. “Collecting patient-specific medical information from multiple sites to generate population level reports using AI technology holds tremendous promise to improve our knowledge of the brain. We believe processing larger volumes of data is an invaluable step to generate reference information to help medical professionals as we continue to look for new ways to leverage our AI portfolio.”

HOLO AI also powers Surgalign’s HOLO Portal™ surgical guidance system and HOLO AI Insights for Spine. The addition of HOLO AI Insights for neuroanatomy is a further step in Surgalign’s mission to transform patient care with artificial intelligence.

HOLO AI Insights is not intended to be used for patient treatment. Learn more at


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