IRVINE, Calif. (WIAT) — Doctors in California are using artificial intelligence to make colonoscopies more accurate and help save lives.
The A.I. Colonoscopy was developed by doctors at University of California-Irvine. It was designed to spot polyps, where all colorectal cancers begin.
Dr. William Karnes says the A.I. Colonoscopy can identify up to 20 percent more abnormalities than a traditional test.
The system uses algorithms, analyzing 98 images a second as it searches for both formed Polyps and even tissue that could become one.
The program shows the results to doctors in real time during the procedure.