Computer assisted colonoscopy More effective than traditional colonoscopy
Colonoscopies performed with computer-aided detection, or artificial intelligence, (AI) saw an increase in the overall rate of detection of adenoma, or cancerous and precancerous polyps, by 27 percent in average-risk patients, according to new data presented today at the Digestive Disease Week Annual Meeting.
The results of the prospective, randomized, multicenter study, led by clinician-scientist Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH, at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, and published online in the journal Gastroenterology, found that when AI was used during a screening colonoscopy, the adenoma per colonoscopy rate increased significantly by 22%, from .82 to 1.05. This research further suggests that AI can be an efficient tool for gastroenterologists and endoscopists to incorporate into their procedures to reduce the number of polyps missed and left behind in the colon, many of which can be precancerous.
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Dr. Nandita Mohan
BDS, MDS( Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry)