Olympus Launches ENDO-AID, an AI-Powered Platform for Its Endoscopy System

Olympus Company (Director, Consultant Govt Officer, President and CEO: Yasuo Takeuchi) nowadays declared the launch

Olympus Company (Director, Consultant Govt Officer, President and CEO: Yasuo Takeuchi) nowadays declared the launch of ENDO-Assist*one, a cutting-edge system powered by artificial intelligence (AI) that consists of the endoscopy software ENDO-Assist CADe (personal computer-aided detection) for the colon.

This new AI system allows genuine-time show of instantly detected suspicious lesions and works in mix with Olympus’ not long ago launched EVIS X1, its most superior endoscopy method to date.

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As a world chief in planning and delivering ground breaking methods for healthcare and surgical treatments, Olympus aims to improve the wellbeing and high quality of existence of people by offering superior healthcare technologies. Its most current endoscopy method, EVIS X1, was produced to set new criteria for picture detection, characterization, staging, and cure.

With the recently launched endoscopy CAD (personal computer-aided detection/prognosis) system ENDO-Assist, Olympus is now boosting the capabilities of EVIS X1 via AI know-how, aiming to elevate the conventional of endoscopy all-around the planet – no matter whether for programs to issues of the esophagus, stomach, colon or other gastrointestinal organs.

ENDO-Assist CADe: genuine-time personal computer-aided detection for endoscopy

ENDO-Assist CADe is an software for personal computer-aided detection powered by AI which operates on ENDO-Assist. It uses a intricate algorithm by way of a neural community produced and educated by Olympus. With this new software, the system’s sophisticated device studying can alert the endoscopist in genuine time when a suspected colonic lesion (these types of as a polyp, malignant neoplasm or adenoma) appears on the display.

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ENDO-Assist CADe was produced toward the subsequent advancements:

  • Enhanced observational functionality in adenoma detection: By offering visual aid, ENDO-Assist CADe aims to improve the observational functionality of the endoscopist’s adenoma detection.
  • Aid of the colonoscopy screening procedure: The method offers visual aid through screening, letting the endoscopist to focus on any abnormalities indicated by the application regardless of the knowledge level of the endoscopist.
  • Effective endoscopy procedure: Because of to the uncomplicated and intuitive show of lesions, ENDO-Assist CADe has the prospective to make endoscopy simpler and extra productive for the endoscopist by lowering the want for extreme eye movements.

A very first step in direction of the long term of endoscopic prognosis and remedy

With ENDO-Assist, the most current characteristic of the EVIS X1 endoscopy method, Olympus has made the foundation and infrastructure for the installation of long term programs supported by AI. “At Olympus we are fully commited to innovation and driving our exploration and development with passion,” suggests Frank Drewalowski, Head of Endoscopic Alternatives Division, Olympus Company. “Especially in AI, we acknowledge the electrical power of elevating endoscopic imaging to uncharted stages. Considering ENDO-Assist as a very first step, we are preparing supplemental AI-powered programs for picture detection and characterization – not only for colonoscopy.”

Avoidance of colorectal most cancers continues to be our focus

There is a positive influence of an increase in adenoma detection fee (ADR) on the avoidance of colorectal most cancers (CRC)*2. Supporting the identification of lesions, ENDO-Assist CADe is built to increase ADR*three. We are aiming to increase the high quality of CRC screening and its preventive efficacy from CRC. The avoidance of CRC is a main factor of Olympus’ endeavors in healthcare endoscopy and outside of.

“With the launch of ENDO-Assist, we are not only offering endoscopists across the planet with an supplemental ground breaking software,” suggests Takaharu Yamada, Vice President, GI Endoscopy Organization Chief, Endoscopic Alternatives Division. “We are also preparing for the long term and subsequent our eyesight of putting CRC in the background textbooks.”

Official launch at United European Gastroenterology Week (UEGW)

All through the virtual UEGW from Oct 11 to 13, ENDO-Assist will be offered to the community for the very first time. ENDO-Assist is to begin with and commercially getting launched in Europe commencing in November, adopted soon afterwards by some Middle Eastern, African and Asian-Pacific countries. Japan, the Americas and China markets will observe at a later time following complying with legal guidelines and laws in each region. EVIS X1 and ENDO-Assist are made by Olympus Medical Devices Company. The enterprise and merchandise names specified in this launch are the logos or registered logos of Olympus.

ENDO-Assist with EVIS X1. Picture credit score: Olympus

*one Solution Title: Endoscopy CAD method

*2 Corley, D.A. Jensen, C.D. Marks, A.R. et al. Adenoma Detection Fee and Threat of Colorectal Most cancers and Loss of life. N Engl J Med. 2014 370: 1298-1306. Accessible at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/posts/PMC4036494/. Accessed in Oct 2020

*three As opposed to WLI (white mild imaging) with no CADe

About Olympus

Olympus is passionate about the methods it makes for the healthcare, existence sciences, and industrial products industries, as properly as cameras and audio merchandise. For extra than a hundred decades, Olympus has targeted on making people’s lives much healthier, safer, and extra satisfying by helping detect, avert, and handle sickness, furthering scientific exploration, guaranteeing community basic safety, and capturing photographs of the planet.

Olympus Endoscopic Alternatives uses ground breaking capabilities in healthcare know-how, therapeutic intervention, and precision production to assist health care professionals deliver diagnostic, therapeutic, and minimally invasive treatments to improve clinical results, lower total expenses, and greatly enhance the high quality of existence for people. Commencing with the world’s very first gastrocamera in 1950, Olympus’ endoscopic portfolio has grown to include things like endoscopes, laparoscopes, and video clip imaging devices, as properly as devices integration methods and healthcare services.

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