Austrian startup collects rising star award for imaging industry

By Philip Ward, staff writer

April 29, 2021 -- A Vienna company that develops artificial intelligence (AI)-based software for the diagnosis of musculoskeletal (MSK) diseases has won the Best New Radiology Vendor award in the 2021 EuroMinnies.

In a video interview with, CEO and co-founder Dr. Richard Ljuhar of ImageBiopsy Lab explains how his firm can help radiologists in their daily work. He also speaks about how the pandemic has affected the company, market trends for AI software, the COVID-19 restrictions currently in place in Vienna, and his hopes and plans for the future.

EuroMinnies 2021 best new vendor

If you want to find out more, you can watch a video on with MSK radiologist Dr. Christoph Agten and machine-learning expert Christoph Haarburger. They challenge and review IB Lab HIPPO, one of ImageBiopsyLab's four AI-driven software solutions for automated measurements on radiographs. In the last few minutes of the video, Agten provides a head-to-head comparison of HIPPO versus manual annotations.

Now in its third year, the 2021 EuroMinnies award scheme is an annual event recognizing excellence in radiology. Candidates are nominated by members, with winners selected by an expert panel in two rounds of voting. A full list of winners in the 2021 edition of the EuroMinnies is available on

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