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UT Health East Texas Uses Artificial Intelligence for Enhanced Colonoscopy Screenings

Tyler, Texas (September 8, 2022) — UT Health Tyler’s Digestive Disease Center 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™ module uses advanced AI software to highlight suspicious polyps with a visual marker in real time — serving as the gastroenterologist’s ever-vigilant second observer with a sensitivity rate per lesion of 100%. Studies have shown that AI-assisted colonoscopy 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.

UT Health Tyler’s Digestive Disease Center 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 UT Health Tyler is proud to be the first facility in the region to offer colonoscopy using this technology to our patients.