Improving Gastroscopy Diagnostics With Artificial Intelligence

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This image taken during a gastroscopy shows inflammation of the oesophagus at th
This image taken during a gastroscopy shows inflammation of the oesophagus at the junction with the stomach. (Image: Simula / Kvasir)

A Czech-Bavarian research team is developing an artificial intelligence that specialises in gastroscopy. The AI is intended to assist doctors with diagnoses.

During a gastroscopy, the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum are examined using an endoscope. This is a thin, flexible tube with a light and a camera at the tip. The endoscope is passed through the mouth and into the stomach. Doctors can use the camera images to assess the state of health and take tissue samples if necessary.

Gastroscopies are performed very frequently; they are important for the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases. They can be used to detect stomach inflammation, ulcers or tumours, for example. ...

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