Key clinical point: New software provides real-time aid to colonoscopists for identifying adenomatous polyps.
Major finding: The software was 98% sensitive, 93% specific, and had a negative predictive value of 0.995 for ruling out adenomatous polyps.
Study details: Single-center review of 36,076 images of polyps and normal colonic tissue.
Disclosures: The software development has no commercial funding. Dr. Tripathi had no disclosures. Dr. Karnes is cofounder of, a company that markets colonoscopy software.
Source: Tripathi PV et al. DDW 2018 (Digestive Disease Week, 2018). Presentation 133.
Tripathi PV et al. DDW 2018 (Digestive Disease Week, 2018). Presentation 133.
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