Automatic Polyp Detection System
The ME-APDS™ (Magentiq Eye's Automatic Polyp Detection System) - is designed to aid physicians when performing colonoscopy examinations and to increase the Polyp Detection Rate (PDR) and the Adenoma (one of the Polyp types) Detection Rate (ADR).
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. Early detection is a key factor in its prevention and has been proven to decrease both the development and the mortality rate of the disease.
Colonoscopy test is considered the gold standard in CRC screening and prevention. It is the most recommended, effective and common screening test for early detection of the disease.
Unfortunately today 20-30% of the polyps are missed during these exams, in many cases develop into late stage interval cancer.
Polyp Detection Rate (PDR) and Adenoma Detection Rate (ADR) is ultimately linked to survival rate. More can be seen here.
The ME-APDS™ has a CE Mark.
The ME-APDS™ is not yet approved/cleared for marketing in the USA.
ME-APDS™ model AI-DETECT-GI is the main product, a software and hardware device with a mobile cart that gets the video feed from the endoscopic camera used by the physician in real time. The system draws the endoscopist attention to region suspected as polyps, by highlighting the suspected regions on the main video screen. The endoscopist can quickly zoom in to take a closer look and decide if indeed a removal of the tissue is required. The product enables also to record either the original procedure video or the procedure video with the system's highlights on it. If the original video is recorded then the system highlights can be added to it later on by a specific offline tool. A snapshot with the system's highlights can also be taken.
ME-APDS™ offline software runs in offline mode on pre-recorded colonoscopy videos. It automatically uploads the videos from a predefined library and scan each one for missed polyps. The software shows detection while playing the original video and produces edited video which includes the original video with detection bounding boxes on it. The software is currently used only for internal development and support purposes and is not for commercial use at the time.