contextflow ADVANCE Chest CT

contextflow ADVANCE Chest CT offers comprehensive computer-aided detection support for ILD, COPD and lung cancer. It offers lung nodule detection and tracking of changes over time, quantitative and qualitative analysis of 8 image patterns, and 3D image search for 19 image patterns. contextflow ADVANCE Chest CT includes a timeline feature that quantifies and visualizes nodules over time, allowing physicians to follow treatment progress. A nodule malignancy similarity score can be provided through partner company RevealDx.
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Last updated: Dec. 25, 2023

General Information

Product name contextflow ADVANCE Chest CT
Company contextflow
Subspeciality Chest
Modality CT
Disease targeted Airway wall thickening, atelectasis, bronchiectasis, bulla, consolidation, cyst, effusion, emphysema, ground-glass opacity, honeycoming, incidental pulmonary embolism (iPE), mass, mosaic attenuation pattern, nodular pattern, lung nodule, lung cancer, pneumothorax, pulmonary cavity, reticular pattern, tree-in-bud
Key-features Lung anomaly detection, visualization and quantification; lung nodule detection, visualization, quantification & characterization; longitudinal nodule tracking, content-based image retrieval, malignancy scoring
Suggested use During: perception aid (prompting all abnormalities/results/heatmaps), interactive decision support (shows abnormalities/results only on demand)

Technical Specifications

Data characteristics
Population CT scans in which lung-specific image patterns should be identified and interpreted
Input 3D chest CT scans of the lungs
Input format DICOM
Output Visually-similar and expert-labeled images, lung anomaly overlays, classification of selected image regions
Output format Interactive user-interface, web-application
Integration Integration in standard reading environment (PACS)
Deployment Locally virtualized (virtual machine, docker), Hybrid solution
Trigger for analysis Automatically, right after the image acquisition
Processing time > 10 minutes


Certified, Class IIa , MDR
FDA No or not yet
Intended Use Statements
Intended use (according to CE) contextflow ADVANCE Chest CT provides radiologists with complementary information for the identification and interpretation of lung-specific image patterns in Computed Tomography (CT) scans.


Market presence
On market since 10-2019
Distribution channels Sectra Amplifier Store, Alma AI MARKETPLACE, Alphatron, Osimis, OpenRad, deepcOS, Blackford, Visus, MedEcon, medigration, Dedalus
Countries present (clinical, non-research use) 10
Paying clinical customers (institutes) 20+
Research/test users (institutes) 10+
Pricing model Pay-per-use, Subscription
Based on Number of analyses


Peer reviewed papers on performance

  • Impact of a content-based image retrieval system on the interpretation of chest CTs of patients with diffuse parenchymal lung disease (read)

Non-peer reviewed papers on performance N/A
Other relevant papers

  • Whitepaper: Why HU may not be the best approach to emphysema quantification (read)

  • Whitepaper: Improving lung segmentation for higher coverage of clinically-relevant findings (read)