Newswise — CHICAGO — Rush University System for Health (RUSH) is the first hospital system in the United States to offer the artificial intelligence (AI)-assisted colonoscopy device for its patients in every screening procedure room.
The Medtronic GI Genius™ intelligent endoscopy systems were installed for immediate use at RUSH in February. The new AI technology helps detect colorectal polyps of varying shapes and sizes and alerts gastroenterologists to their presence in real time. The device looks for regions with visual characteristics that are compatible with known types of mucosal abnormalities. Polyps of concern are highlighted on the device’s screen and can make them easier for doctors to locate. More specifically, the module uses deep learning algorithms to help detect the colorectal polyps through enhanced visualization.