Detecting colorectal polyps with use of artificial intelligence

Yuichi Mori, Shin-ei Kudo, Masashi Misawa


Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a major cause of cancer-related mortality in most countries. Colonoscopy during which all neoplastic and pre-malignant polyps (e.g., adenomas) are eradicated is considered beneficial in decreasing the incidence of CRCs and their associated mortality (1,2). This concept has been supported by several large-scale prospective studies (3). The quality of the colonoscopy procedure, however, varies according to the expertise of the endoscopist.