AI Detects Cancer in London Hospital
London Hospital is the first in the UK to use AI to detect colorectal polyps.
12:06 25 November 2020
The London Clinic has become the UK's first hospital to use artificial intelligence technology to detect colorectal polyps. The GI Genius™ system is used during colonoscopies to identify lesions and small abnormalities that could be a sign of cancer. Using AI, the system analyses the video stream to highlight the presence of pre-cancerous lesions with a visual marker in real-time.
Dr Rehan Haidry, a 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.”
Colorectal cancer is the third most common type of cancer that kills 862,000 individuals per year worldwide. However, if detected and treated early, it has a high cure rate.