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HCA Florida Largo Hospital participant in study using AI for polyp detection

The hospital continues its focus on using the latest technology to help detect colorectal cancer early.

August 04, 2022

Largo, FL – August 2, 2022 – HCA Florida Largo Hospital is participating in a research study on the use of artificial intelligence (Fujifilm) for polyp detection in colonoscopy. The hospital continues its focus on using the latest technology to help detect colorectal cancer early. Through the use of artificial intelligence, endoscopists could have another tool to improve the detection of multiple polyps and polyps in the distal and proximal colon.

Colorectal cancer is the third-most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women in the U.S. each year. Colorectal cancer screenings are usually done before any signs or symptoms of the disease appear.

Tests that detect polyps and colorectal cancer look at the structure of the colon itself to find any abnormal areas, usually with a scope or X-ray test. Polyps found at this stage usually can be removed before they become cancerous.

“It’s incredibly exciting for HCA Florida Largo Hospital to be on the forefront of the latest technologies in healthcare. By participating in the study on use of artificial intelligence for polyp detection, we may offer our patients an elevated level of healthcare” states Meir Mizrahi, M.D., Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship Program Director at HCA Florida Largo Hospital and West Florida Division Advanced GI Medical Director.

Screenings are important to ensure your body stays healthy and to detect any concerning developments, which may include early signs of cancer. Colon polyps are a common finding in colorectal screenings. It is important to remove these polyps before they may become cancerous.

To learn more about the study using artificial intelligence for polyp detection in colonoscopy, send your inquiry to fujifilmendoscopy@fujifilm.com.

Published:
August 04, 2022
Location:
HCA Florida Largo Hospital

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