CU Medicine proves AI-assisted colonoscopy increases adenoma detection rate by 40%

Extracted from CUHK Press Release, dated 26 Dec 2023

Qi Dou

Artificial intelligence (AI) technology has rapidly been deployed in endoscopic diagnosis and treatment. CU Medicine proves AI-assisted colonoscopy increases adenoma detection rate by 40%, and trains a new AI platform to assist early-stage gastrointestinal cancer treatment.

Prof Qi Dou explained, “To train AI-Endo, we compiled 47 complete ESD video clips that span a long period of 12 years, consisting of over 2 million frames, which allowed it to learn the entire surgical workflow and dissect each real-time action. The AI interface is able to discern real-time procedures while the doctor performs ESD, guide the doctor through the whole process, and provide data for postoperative analysis and review.” The result of this interdisciplinary research work has been published in the international journal Nature Communications.