After Intuitive, Shockwave and Avail, Daniel Hawkins is now CEO at AI-powered MRI software startup

Former Avail Medsystems CEO Daniel Hawkins is now president and CEO of [Photo courtesy of Avail Medsystems]Avail Medsystems founder and former CEO Daniel Hawkins has a new job as president and CEO of MRI software startup

Palo Alto, California-based (founded and incorporated as HeartVista) makes AI-guided software for automating magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exams. was founded by Chief Medical Officer Bob Hu, Chief Architect and Head of Research Juan Santos and Chief Technology Officer William Overall. Its advisory board includes Stanford University doctors and professors and the radiology chair at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

The company won FDA 510(k) clearances for its HeartVista Workstation with RTHawk application software for the acquisition of real-time and accelerated images from GE Healthcare whole-body MRI systems in 2014, 2017 and 2017. In 2019, the FDA cleared the company’s AI-assisted One Cli…

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