The London Clinic adopts artificial intelligence for colonoscopy

The London Clinic has introduced an artificial intelligence device to act as a second observer during colonoscopies.
The GI Genius device uses artificial intelligence to analyse the video stream during colonoscopy to highlight the presence of pre-cancerous lesions. The Clinic said they introduced the tool to help to assist doctors identify lesions and small mucosal abnormalities that may signal cancer.
Dr Rehan Haidry, Consultant Gastroenterologist at The London Clinic, said: “We are thrilled to introduce the GI Genius system at The London Clinic. The system represents an important advancement in technology and is a crucial step in the fight against colorectal cancer, supporting both patients and doctors.”
“The technology is incredibly powerful and is proven to be extremely precise in identifying lesions in the colonic mucosa that can be difficult to detect. Some polyps can be very small, and during colonoscopy procedures you are examining the colon, which is five feet long, so it’s vital to be as thorough and diligent as possible.”
“Having a second set of eyes that can pick up the smallest change in real-time means we can focus our attention on the right places, which can be life-saving for patients.”
A study ‘Nurse observation during colonoscopy increases polyp detection’ highlighted a second observation during colonoscopy resulted in an increase in the number of polyps and adenomas found per colonoscopy.
The London Clinic has become the first provider in the UK to adopt the tool.
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