Founded in 2019, PLAKK Inc. is a Canadian-based digital health start-up with a mission to revolutionize the prediction and prevention of strokes. PLAKK has developed SonoPlaqueTM, a post-processing image analysis platform that applies proprietary deep-learning algorithms to ultrasound images of neck arteries and clinical information from patients, to provide clinicians with a higher diagnostic accuracy for stroke risk.
Our deep learning algorithms have been developed specifically for use with ultrasound imaging, making it a non-invasive, rapid, low-cost, and accessible solution, especially in areas lacking proper healthcare infrastructure. Our goal is to allow for timely diagnosis and management before the occurrence of a devastating and life-threatening stroke event. Since our technology uses AI to emulate the expertise of a vascular sonographer, its intended use is to assist any medical professional (regardless of their familiarity with ultrasound) in the analysis of ultrasound images, thereby minimizing the need for specialists and empowering healthcare providers to have autonomy in their care.