Artificial Intelligence sorts polyps ‘with high accuracy’

An artificial intelligence (AI) system rapidly and accurately distinguishes between tiny hyperplastic polyps and adenomas, and may soon be trialled in live endoscopies, researchers report.

The system, which uses a type of AI known as ‘deep learning’, was trained by videos taken during colonoscopy procedures, the authors say.

It was then given videos of a further 125 polyps to classify as one of the two lesion types. The sensitivity of identifying diminutive adenomas was 98% and the specificity was 83%, the authors reported in Gut.

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