Gastroenterology of the Rockies now offers patients receiving a colonoscopy an enhanced screening with the aid of GI Genius™ intelligent endoscopy module. The GI Genius™ module employs artificial intelligence (AI) to help physicians detect polyps—a powerful new ally in the fight against colorectal cancer.
The GI Genius™ intelligent endoscopy uses advanced AI software to help automatically detect colorectal polyps regardless of shape, size, and morphology. The GI Genius™ module has a 99.7% sensitivity rate and less than 1% false activations. It also performs real-time analysis 82% faster than an endoscopist.
"We are extremely excited about how this new artificial intelligence technology can help us detect and remove polyps,” said Dr. Ramu Raju, Gastroenterology of the Rockies.
“Our practice has a very high adenoma detection rate, and as this new technology will never replace the expertise of a skilled gastroenterologist, it will definitely help us in our mission to eliminate colorectal cancer,” said Dr. Raju.
Studies have shown that AI-assisted colonoscopies can increase polyp detection rates, and every 1% increase in adenoma detection rate reduces the risk of colorectal cancer by 3%. Colorectal cancer is the third most common form of cancer diagnosed in the U.S., with almost 150,000 new cases every year.
"Investing in this technology is the right thing for our patients and referral partners. AI assisted endoscopy will assist our physicians in detecting and removing pre-cancerous polyps that are difficult to see. This investment aligns with our mission to advance digestive health and quality of life for all our patients," said Jason Richardson, CEO of Gastroenterology of the Rockies.
Gastroenterology of the Rockies is focused on meeting the medical needs of the community by providing its expert staff with the latest technologies and procedures. The GI Genius™ module is the first and only AI system for detection of colonic polyps in the United States and we are proud to be the only practice in Colorado to offer it to our patients.