Computer-aided colonoscopy improves adenoma detection

A computer-aided colonoscopy system helped detect adenomas that were initially missed by the endoscopist, according to study results.Pu Wang, MD, of the department of gastroenterology at Sichuan Academy of Medical Sciences and Sichuan People’s Hospital in China, and colleagues wrote that even with recent advances in colorectal cancer screening technology, some adenomas are still missed.“Polyps can still be overlooked, with up to 27% of polyps missed for various reasons,” they wrote. “Polyps that lie outside the visual field are one reason for not noticing adenomas, butRead More

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