Medicine in Our Backyard: Making Colonoscopies Smarter with Artificial Intelligence

Colonoscopies are the gold standard for detecting and preventing the spread of colon and rectal cancer — but is there room for improvement?

In his quest to wipe out colorectal cancer in Orange County, Dr. William Karnes, gastroenterologist and director of High-Risk Program and Colonoscopy Quality at UCI Health, has tapped the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to make colonoscopies smarter. For the March Medicine in Our Backyard lecture, find out how, with the aid of artificial intelligence, physicians can get real-time analysis that dramatically increases their ability to spot and remove polyps — with more than 96% accuracy.

The Medicine in Our Backyard series is sponsored by the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation in collaboration with UCI Health.