CAD EYE was originally developed to support real time detection of colonic polyps utilising AI technology. When a suspicious polyp is detected within the endoscopic image, a Detection Box indicates the area where the suspicious polyp has been detected accompanied by a sound signal. The new CAD EYE Characterisation will assist clinicians by generating a suggested histological prediction by displaying whether the suspicious polyp(s) in the image are hyperplastic or neoplastic.
CAD EYE functions while the moving endoscopy image is being observed and does not require complicated techniques or operations such as magnification and image capturing.
Prior to CAD EYE, Fujifilm had developed two different types of image enhancement technologies called LCI (Linked Colour Imaging) and BLI (Blue Light Imaging) for supporting detection and characterisation respectively due to their characteristics of light wavelength used.
Fujifilm has applied this idea to the development of CAD EYE, and CAD EYE’s functionalities are automatically activated depending on the current observation mode. CAD EYE Detection is activated when the clinicians are observing in White Light Mode or LCI Mode, and it automatically switches to CAD EYE Characterisation when the observation mode is changed to BLI Mode. CAD EYE can be activated or deactivated simply with just one click of the scope switch, which is also considered important when the functions are no longer necessary such as during therapeutic procedures.
The Graphical User Interface (GUI) was designed to minimise the endoscopists’ eye movements during a procedure, displaying the characterisation result and the Visual Assist Circle around the circumference of the endoscopy image. The Position Map is placed directly next to the side of the clinical image to show which area of the video image CAD EYE is focusing on.