Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian is the first hospital in California to offer an artificial intelligence (AI) enhancement to patients receiving a colonoscopy. Using the GI GeniusTM intelligent endoscopy module, Hoag’s physicians have begun putting the promise of AI to work in detecting polyps and other colorectal abnormalities with added confidence.

“This is a powerful new tool in our toolbox, an innovation that moves the needle in the fight against colorectal cancer,” said Robert T. Braithwaite, president and CEO of Hoag. “We are excited to be the first hospital in the state to offer this type of technology to our patients.”

GI Genius™ is a computer-aided detection (CADe) system that uses advanced AI to detect the presence of possible precancerous lesions during a colonoscopy. The colonoscopy images are processed using advanced algorithms that can identify and mark polyp abnormalities in real time, including those that could otherwise go undetected by the human eye.