Medical and Scientific: AI set to help find cancers

08 Feb 2021 - Medical and Scientific

Artificial intelligence could soon help doctors spot bowel cancers more easily. Currently, doctors looking for cancers survey the bowel using colonoscopy but in a tenth of cases growths are so small that they fail to spot them. However, a new system being tested at Portsmouth’s Queen Alexandra Hospital in Britain uses a computer system called GI Genius, which has “learnt” to spot tiny amounts of abnormal tissue on the camera’s images, diagnosing almost one fifth more cancers. If the system detects cancerous or pre-cancerous growths, a green square will pop up on the images, highlighting the area.

West Australian; 8/02/2021; Page 15​