SKOUT™ uses advanced computer vision technology designed to recognize suspicious tissue and provide real-time feedback to gastroenterologists, drawing their attention to potential areas of interest, with the goal of early lesion detection. Early detection is key in the effort to decrease the incidence of colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States and Europe.
The first clinical trial for SKOUT, the AI-based medical device designed to detect potential colorectal polyps, has been completed, and is under review with the Food and Drug Administration via a 510k submission.
SKOUT is not available for sale in the United States.
Currently gastroenterologists spend significant time filling out post-procedure documentation. This includes logging start and end times of procedures, timestamps of reaching anatomical landmarks, summarizing biopsy / resection procedures and bowel prep scores. Based on the similar computer vision technology deployed in the endoscopy suite, Iterative Scopes has partnered with Provation to develop an AI-enabled documentation integration that aims to ease the burden of documentation for endoscopic procedures. Enabling direct scope to text interpretation during a procedure can reduce the time it takes a gastroenterologist to complete their post-procedure documentation, allowing them to spend more time with patients.