Nociscan utilized within unprecedented NIH HEAL Initiative featured at NASS 2022
NociscanTM is the first evidence-supported SaaS platform to objectively analyze intradiscal pain
Nociscan bridges major diagnostic void between MRI and provocative discography
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 (CLBP), announced today their participation at the North American Spine Society (NASS) 37th Annual Meeting. Aclarion executives, Brent Ness and Ryan Bond, will be attending the NASS meeting with industry-leading physicians and attending the Case Presentation on the National Institute of Health’s Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative (NIH HEAL), Wednesday, October 12th at 3PM CT.
One of the leading case presentations at the 2022 NASS Annual Meeting will be “Low Back Pain: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, Evaluation and Management: An Update on the NIH HEAL Initiative Back Pain Consortium Research Program.” This hour-long presentation will feature multiple speakers from world-renowned institutions describing the burden of CLBP, current clinical evaluation and treatment for patients with CLBP, a new integrated model to phenotype low back pain, and the future of diagnosing and treating patients with CLBP. Nociscan is being used extensively within the NIH HEAL initiative to provide objectively measured, personalized biomarker data from patients suffering from CLBP.
Chronic low back pain is a global healthcare problem with approximately 266 million people worldwide suffering from degenerative spine disease and low back pain. As a result, back pain is the leading cause of disability and healthcare expenditures worldwide. Besides cancer, it is also the leading reason for opioid prescriptions in the U.S.
“Aclarion is pleased to participate in the NIH HEAL Initiatives,” said Jeff Thramann, MD, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors at Aclarion and former Founder and Neurosurgeon at Boulder Neurosurgical Associates in Boulder, CO. “Chronic low back pain is not only widespread, but it is also difficult to precisely diagnose. Nociscan is a 21st century innovation, harnessing the power of proprietary, patented technologies to enhance the measurement and analysis of pain generating biomarkers using MRS. We believe this ground-breaking technology will fundamentally change the way chronic low back pain is evaluated and ultimately treated.”
Aclarion’s proprietary decision-support tool, Nociscan, is the first evidence-supported SaaS platform to noninvasively help physicians distinguish between painful and nonpainful discs in the lumbar spine. Nociscan objectively quantifies chemical biomarkers demonstrated to be associated with disc pain. Biomarker data is entered into proprietary algorithms to highlight 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.
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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