Novel computerised device to assist colonoscopy 'detects more adenomas'

Real-time feedback to the endoscopist may improve screening and surveillance, researchers say

Computer-assisted colonoscopy identifies more precancerous polyps than traditional endoscopy, a randomised trial finds.

The US industry-funded study compared overall adenoma detection by experienced endoscopists performing screening or surveillance colonoscopies with or without the use of a computer-aided detection (CADe) device.

The device, called SKOUT, uses an automated polyp-detection algorithm to analyse the colonoscopic video feed, providing real-time identification of potential polyps to endoscopists.