Detecting polyps during a routine colonoscopy can be somewhat similar to “hiding.” Polyps can be very small or folded under folds in the lining of the colon, making them difficult to detect. With early detection crucial to preventing colorectal cancer, the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States, doctors finally have a second set of eyes to help spot these well-hidden polyps and save lives.
The Center for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy – Orlando now offers patients improved cancer screenings with the help of artificial intelligence (AI). GI Genius, the first computer-aided detection (CADe) system that uses artificial intelligence to identify colorectal polyps during colonoscopy has shown a 30% increase in detection of precancerous lesions compared to colonoscopy alone.
The GI Genius is a scope associated with any endoscopy tower a physician is already using to perform a colonoscopy and highlights potential polyps in real time (This is a video to show you how it works). The AI has a sensitivity rate of 99.7% and has shown a 30% increase in detection of precancerous lesions compared to colonoscopy alone. While this new technology is not intended to replace the expertise of a gastroenterologist, the goal is to serve as a “second set of eyes” in the mission to eradicate colorectal cancer.