Detection of vertebral fractures in routine CT scans as secondary radiological findings

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Vertebral compression fractures are predominantly triggered by minimal or low energy trauma and are often caused by osteoporosis. Currently, roughly 200 million people worldwide suffer from osteoporosis, with a higher prevalence in women (1 in 3) than in men (1 in 5) and increases with age. 

 A vertebral fracture has been shown to increase the risk of a major osteoporotic fracture by 72% compared to study subjects without vertebral fractures at baseline, and this increased fracture risk was most pronounced for the risk of a future hip fracture. Osteoporosis is a major concern in Europe as it results in 4.3 million fragility fractures and health care costs in excess of €56 billion annually.

Only 26% of vertebral fractures were correctly and accurately reported as an incidental finding.

Vertebral fractures are frequently missed

Ambiguous terminology to describe vertebral fractures

The risk of another fracture increases 72%


IB Lab FLAMINGO provides accurate detection and labeling of vertebral fractures on a variety of CT imaging indications. The software provides prompt detection of vertebral fractures as secondary radiological findings. Furthermore, IB Lab FLAMINGO enables standardized detection of vertebral fractures as secondary radiological findings.

Introducing a routine examination of bone health

..when the imaging is performed for another indication (opportunistic vertebral fracture assessment, incidental findings)

Standardized terminology

to describe the presence of vertebral fractures


can be beneficial for radiology reporting



Accuracy in detecting patients with at least one vertebral fracture



Specificity - ensuring a very low risk of false positives



Sensitivity in detecting patients with at least one vertebral fracture

Product description

IB Lab FLAMINGO serves as our AI solution designed to assist in the assessment of vertebral fractures within CT scans, which are obtained for diverse clinical purposes and encompass segments of the thoracic and/or lumbar spine. This tool aims to enhance the process of diagnosing patients with vertebral fractures for further treatment decisions.


  • Vertebral labeling of thoracic and lumbar spine
  • Subject-level: Vertebral fracture detection (absence/presence)
  • Vertebral-level: Vertebral fracture detection (absence/presence)
  • Graphical summary of findings



Accurate detection of vertebral fractures on a variety of CT imaging indications


Prompt detection of vertebral fractures as secondary findings


repeatedly precise in every measurement

Intended use

IB Lab FLAMINGO is a fully-automated radiological image processing software device intended to aid users in the detection of vertebral fractures on computer tomography (CT) scans by providing: 

  • Vertebral labeling of fully visible thoracic and lumbar vertebrae
  • Presence/absence of vertebral fractures

It should not be used in-lieu of full patient evaluation or solely relied upon to make or confirm a diagnosis. The intended user of IB Lab FLAMINGO is a healthcare professional trained in radiology (including but not limited to radiologist, endocrinologist, rheumatologist, traumatologist, orthopedist). 

The usage of IB Lab FLAMINGO is limited to use in adults aged 50 years and older.


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