Broomfield, CO – Aclarion, Inc., (“Aclarion” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: ACON, ACONW), a healthcare technology company that is leveraging biomarkers and proprietary augmented intelligence algorithms to help physicians identify the location of chronic low back pain, announced today their commercial agreement with The Imaging Center in Grand Rapids, MI. The Imaging Center is a new medical imaging center in the greater Grand Rapids market serving physicians who demand core imaging capabilities, as well as innovative solutions like Nociscan.
“Our role in this local healthcare delivery chain is to provide the absolute best tools available to the physician customers we serve. Adding the Nociscan capability to the extensive imaging tests we currently support opens a strong marketing opportunity to spine surgeons, pain management physicians, and chiropractors. I am thrilled to offer Nociscan, an innovative AI-enabled decision support tool to the people suffering from chronic low back pain in Western Michigan,” said Matt Milanowski, CEO of The Imaging Center.
Chronic low back pain (cLBP) is a global healthcare problem, with approximately 266 million people worldwide suffering from degenerative spine disease and low back pain. Conventional imaging and diagnostics provide valuable structural information but struggle to identify the source of the pathogenic pain.
“Formulating treatment plans for chronic low back pain patients can be greatly enhanced by understanding the content of each disc,” said Dr. John Keller, Chief of Neurosurgery at University of Michigan Health-West and Neurosurgeon at Great Lakes Neurosurgical Associates in Grand Rapids, MI. “That is what Nociscan does for me. I can now identify discs that look healthy on traditional MRI but are the source of my patient’s pain. With the Nociscan report, I can make more informed treatment decisions in a non-invasive way that peer reviewed published literature demonstrates supports better clinical outcomes and reduced costs. Having this capability here in Grand Rapids is a real advantage for my practice.”
“Expanding patient access through commercial agreements with providers such as The Imaging Center in Grand Rapids is the natural extension of our evidence-grounded KOL strategy,” said Brent Ness, CEO of Aclarion.
“When our Key Opinion Leader physicians have daily access to Nociscan, they can prove out in a real-world evidence way that patient care improves, and costs come down. We look forward to announcing more of this activity from Aclarion in the coming weeks as we execute our proven strategy to bring disruptive technologies to standard of care.”
About Aclarion, Inc.
Aclarion is a healthcare technology company that leverages Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (“MRS”), proprietary signal processing techniques, biomarkers, and augmented intelligence algorithms to optimize clinical treatments. The Company is first addressing the chronic low back pain market with Nociscan, the first, evidence-supported, SaaS platform to noninvasively help physicians distinguish between painful and nonpainful discs in the lumbar spine. Through a cloud connection, Nociscan receives magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) data from an MRI machine for each lumbar disc being evaluated. In the cloud, proprietary signal processing techniques extract and quantify chemical biomarkers demonstrated to be associated with disc pain. Biomarker data is entered into proprietary algorithms to indicate if a disc may be a source of pain. When used with other diagnostic tools, Nociscan provides critical insights into the location of a patient’s low back pain, giving physicians clarity to optimize treatment strategies. For more information, please visit www.aclarion.com.
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Kirin M. Smith
PCG Advisory, Inc.