First AI Device for Colonoscopy: Extra Set of Expert 'Eyes'
The first artificial intelligence (AI) endoscopy module developed specifically to help detect adenomas during routine colonoscopy is making its debut following approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the system earlier this month. The GI Genius module is the first and only commercially available computer-aided detection system that uses AI to identify colorectal polyps during routine colonoscopy. The technology is compatible with most standard video endoscopy systems and has been "trained" to identify colonic lesions that are possibly cancerous, according to Medtronic, the distributor of the device.
@nilanjana Colonoscopy is a durable screening and surveillance strategy, but it's not perfect [because] it depends on a physician's skill and their ability to pick up polyps in the colon. During routine colonoscopy, the GI Genius system generates visual markers ― essentially, small green squares — and a low-volume sound whenever the software detects a region of interest. These squares are superimposed on the video generated by the endoscope camera to alert the colonoscopist to regions that may require closer assessment, either visually, by tissue sampling, or by removal of the lesion itself.