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Hot Technology Supplement - April 2018

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A P R I L 2 0 1 8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 6 1 O nly the best GI docs achieve a 50% adenoma detection rate (ADR), most falling well short of that threshold, some finding polyps in less than 10% of colonoscopies. As you know, the more polyps you find, the less likely colorectcal carcinoma will appear after a negative screening test or examination. "For every 1% increase in ADR, there's a 3 to 6% chance of spotting a cancer between scheduled colonoscopies," says William Karnes, MD, a gastroenterologist at UC Irvine Health in Orange, Calif. "That's why Daniel Cook | Executive Editor Colon Cancer Doesn't Stand a Chance Endoscope advances and new diagnostic tools are helping physicians find difficult-to-spot polyps. • WORTH A LOOK Gastroenterologist William Karnes, MD, believes artificial intelligence will significantly improve adenoma detection rates. William Karnes, MD

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