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Hot Technology Supplement - April 2018

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Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Mass. Dr. Margolin agrees that improv- ing endoscope tech- nology will have a clear benefit in ther- apeutic modalities, which are letting surgeons excise big- ger polyps, remove smaller cancers safely and perform other interventions such as colorectal stenting and endoscopic sub- mucosal of the colon. Data-driven diagnostics Some believe that computer-aided diagnosis that assesses lesions in real time will help GI docs find more polyps. As physicians move the scope through the colon, algorithms characterize polyps and highlight growths docs might have otherwise missed, says Dr. Traverso, who likens computer-aided diagnosis to using narrow-band imaging to decide if he should remove a growth. Dr. Karnes is involved in using artificial intelligence to improve ADR. He helped start a database of real-time quality data collected from thousands of colonoscopies that includes images and pathology of every polyp detected. "We know which physicians removed polyps and how they removed them," he says. "We also know the quality of the prep and indication for the procedure." 6 4 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • A P R I L 2 0 1 8 • ONE AND DONE Single-use scopes eliminate the cost and variability of reprocessing devices that can be difficult to clean and disinfect. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR

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