California doctors use artificial intelligence for colonoscopies

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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.

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