We use cookies to understand how you use our site and to improve your experience. This includes personalizing content and advertising. To learn more, click here. By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of cookies. Cookie Policy.

Features Partner Sites Information LinkXpress
Sign In
Advertise with Us
Sekisui Diagnostics UK Ltd.

Download Mobile App

AI-Aided Colonoscopy Technology Improves Adenoma Detection Rates

By HospiMedica International staff writers
Posted on 26 Feb 2024
Print article
Image: The MAGENTIQ-COLO AI-aided colonoscopy technology improves adenoma detection rates (Photo courtesy of Magentiq Eye)
Image: The MAGENTIQ-COLO AI-aided colonoscopy technology improves adenoma detection rates (Photo courtesy of Magentiq Eye)

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most prevalent cancer worldwide, and one of the deadliest. Typically, CRC begins with polyps or other precancerous growths in the colon or rectum. These can be spotted during a colonoscopy, a procedure where an endoscope with a camera is inserted through the rectum to examine the entire colon for anomalies. Despite its widespread adoption in many developed countries, the standard colonoscopy process has a notable drawback: high rates of missed and undetected adenomas. This means that even regularly screened patients remain at risk of developing colon cancer. As a result, the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) into colonoscopy has emerged as a groundbreaking advancement in high-performance gastroenterology clinics, enhancing diagnostic accuracy and aiding in clinical decisions.

Now, new research has found that MAGENTIQ-EYE Ltd.’s (Haifa, Israel) AI-powered polyp detection system can improve adenoma detection rates (ADRs). The system, known as MAGENTIQ-COLO, fits seamlessly into the existing colonoscopy procedure, helping gastroenterologists identify polyps by providing information about their size, type, and maturity level, without disrupting the process. The MAGENTIQ-COLO device captures digital video signals from the endoscopy setup and applies deep learning algorithms in real time. It highlights detected polyps with a bounding box on the main or an auxiliary screen, drawing the doctor’s attention to potential concerns during the procedure.

Additionally, the system presents details about the polyp's size and characteristics on the screen's left side, offering the gastroenterologist vital insights for polyp identification and decision-making. After the procedure, videos with or without the bounding boxes can be stored and reviewed later. MAGENTIQ-COLO also generates a comprehensive report that includes the procedure's duration and findings, viewable on the device’s monitor and exportable for further use. A comprehensive 14-month study across 10 top medical centers, involving 31 endoscopists and 952 patients, underscores MAGENTIQ-COLO's leading performance in AI-assisted colonoscopy. This multicenter, randomized, controlled trial encompassed patients referred for non-immunochemical fecal occult blood test (iFOBT) screening or surveillance colonoscopy.

Participants were randomly assigned to either CAD-assisted or conventional colonoscopy, with a subset undergoing tandem colonoscopies (CAD followed by conventional or vice versa). The study focused on primary objectives like adenoma per colonoscopy (APC) and adenoma per extraction (APE), and secondary objectives such as the adenoma miss rate (AMR) in tandem colonoscopies. Results showed that MAGENTIQ-COLO boosted ADR by 7% in absolute terms. A higher ADR is closely linked to reduced CRC incidence and mortality. The study also assessed the system’s impact on AMR, revealing a 17% absolute reduction in AMR with the use of MAGENTIQ-COLO.

"It is important to note that measuring changes in both ADR and AMR in a single study is a novelty,” said Dror Zur, Founder and CEO of MAGENTIQ EYE. “In addition to FDA approval that we received last year, this milestone is a testament to the impact of MAGENTIQ-COLO™ in advancing the quality of colonoscopy and setting new healthcare standards in order to save more and more lives."

Gold Member
SARS‑CoV‑2/Flu A/Flu B/RSV Sample-To-Answer Test
SARS‑CoV‑2/Flu A/Flu B/RSV Cartridge (CE-IVD)
Gold Member
POC Blood Gas Analyzer
Stat Profile Prime Plus
Silver Member
Compact 14-Day Uninterrupted Holter ECG
Non-Contact Infrared Forehead Thermometer
Propper IR Thermometer

Print article


Critical Care

view channel
Image: The therapeutic tool can be used for children with kidney issues stemming from sepsis (Photo courtesy of 123RF)

New Device Treats Acute Kidney Injury from Sepsis

Sepsis, commonly referred to as "blood poisoning," can occur due to any infectious agent, triggering a systemic response by the body to combat the infection. This response involves the activation of circulating... Read more

Patient Care

view channel
Image: The newly-launched solution can transform operating room scheduling and boost utilization rates (Photo courtesy of Fujitsu)

Surgical Capacity Optimization Solution Helps Hospitals Boost OR Utilization

An innovative solution has the capability to transform surgical capacity utilization by targeting the root cause of surgical block time inefficiencies. Fujitsu Limited’s (Tokyo, Japan) Surgical Capacity... Read more

Health IT

view channel
Image: First ever institution-specific model provides significant performance advantage over current population-derived models (Photo courtesy of Mount Sinai)

Machine Learning Model Improves Mortality Risk Prediction for Cardiac Surgery Patients

Machine learning algorithms have been deployed to create predictive models in various medical fields, with some demonstrating improved outcomes compared to their standard-of-care counterparts.... Read more

Point of Care

view channel
Image: The Quantra Hemostasis System has received US FDA special 510(k) clearance for use with its Quantra QStat Cartridge (Photo courtesy of HemoSonics)

Critical Bleeding Management System to Help Hospitals Further Standardize Viscoelastic Testing

Surgical procedures are often accompanied by significant blood loss and the subsequent high likelihood of the need for allogeneic blood transfusions. These transfusions, while critical, are linked to various... Read more
Copyright © 2000-2024 Globetech Media. All rights reserved.