A study presented at UEG Week revealed that a computer-aided polyp detection system did not significantly improve adenoma or polyp detection rates among colorectal cancer screening candidates in an outpatient setting in Germany. The key findings from the study are:
- The mean adenoma detection rate (ADR) was 36.8% with the computer-aided polyp detection system and 33.8% with standard colonoscopy.
- The polyp detection rate was 50.8% for the computer-aided system vs. 50.5% for standard colonoscopy.
The study, led by Alexander Hann, Dr. med., deputy head of gastroenterology at the University Hospital Würzburg, used the EndoMind CADe system developed from over 500,000 manually labeled images. The system was compared with traditional colonoscopy among 928 adults at five outpatient facilities over a year. The results showed no significant differences in outcomes between the two methods.