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Gastroenterology of the Rockies 1st in Colorado to offer AI-enhanced colonoscopy

AI enhanced colonoscopy—a powerful new ally in the fight against colorectal cancer

Gastroenterology of the Rockies now offers patients receiving a colonoscopy an enhanced screening with the aid of GI Genius™ intelligent endoscopy module. GI Genius employs artificial intelligence (AI) to help physicians detect polyps—a powerful new ally in the fight against colorectal cancer.

gastroenterology of the rockies logoThe GI Genius intelligent endoscopy uses advanced AI software to help automatically detect colorectal polyps regardless of shape, size and features. It 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 gastroenterologist Dr. Ramu Raju of Gastroenterology of the Rockies. “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.” 

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 is the first and only AI system for detection of colonic polyps in the United States, and Gastroenterology of the Rockies is proud to be the only practice in Colorado to offer it to patients. This service is provided at no additional cost to the patient.

Studies have shown that AI-assisted colonoscopies can increase polyp detection rates, and every 1% increase in polyp detection rate reduces the risk of colorectal cancer by 3%. 

As colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S., investing in this technology is the right thing for patients and referral partners,” said Jason Richardson, CEO of Gastroenterology of the Rockies. “AI-assisted endoscopy will aid our physicians in detecting and removing pre-cancerous polyps that are difficult to see and is perfectly aligned with our mission to advance digestive health and quality of life for all our patients.”

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