Intermountain healthcare bringing Artificial Intelligence technology to Heber Valley to help fight Colon Cancer

HEBER CITY, Utah – Intermountain Healthcare, the largest healthcare provider in the intermountain region founded here in Utah, is bringing a new artificial intelligence-driven tool to its Heber Valley Hospital.

The new technology, called GI Genius, will enable physicians at Intermountain Heber Valley Hospital to improve colorectal polyp detection, remove pre-cancerous colorectal polyps early, and save more lives. The GI Genius cognitive endoscopy module was created by Medtronic.

Thanks to the Health Equity Assistance Program collaboration between Medtronic, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and Amazon Web Services, Intermountain and Medtronic are providing GI Genius and training to remote areas in Utah.

The GI Genius module contains 13 million images of polyps of all sizes and shapes to automatically detect polyps during routine colonoscopy screenings. In clinical trials, physicians have seen increased detection of suspicious lesions by up to 46% when compared to standard, non-artificial intelligence-aided colonoscopy.

GI Genius is being used at four Intermountain hospitals: Intermountain Heber Valley Hospital, Fillmore Hospital, Intermountain Delta Community Hospital, and Intermountain Cedar City Hospital.

The new technology is being revealed on Friday, November 4, and it should be operational the following week. To learn more about the AI technology or to schedule a screening, please refer to the Heber Valley Hospital’s webpage.

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