May 2020: BoneXpert – the most widespread AI radiology software in the Netherlands

The Diagnostic Image Analysis Group (DIAG) at Radboud University Medical Center in the Netherlands has created the site AI for Radiology listing 100 CE-marked, machine learning-based softwares for clinical use in radiology.

As part of this work, the group also inquired radiology departments in the Netherlands about their use of AI software – they found that BoneXpert is the most widely used such software, according to Kicky van Leeuwen, PhD candidate from Radboud Univ.

The Netherlands and the United Kingdom are said to be leading in the development of AI for radiology and in the adoption of these methods in clinical practice. There are 10 paying customers of BoneXpert in the Netherlands and 17 in the United Kingdom (counting only those doing at least 100 per year). There are 26 in Germany.

BoneXpert was introduced on the market in 2009, well before AI became a common marketing term.  In fact, the term “machine learning” is more descriptive, and this is indeed one of the inclusion criteria for “AI in Radiology”.