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Making the Virtual Biopsy a Reality (BrainSpec)

Brainspec is a secure cloud-based software platform that provides a “virtual biopsy” using Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS). Brainspec combines the latest in processing technology with an intuitive and accessible interface to put all the power of MR spectroscopy in the hands of doctors everywhere. Each scanning protocol comes with a complete set of automatic reports generated for each examined case, bringing together the most important information from the exam in one easy to reference place.

Brainspec was formed in 2015 after a BWH iHub lead brainstorming session. The idea ultimately was spun out of Brigham Health and was part of the 2017 Techstars Boston cohort.