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Colon cancer finds foe in new AI tool from NEC

IT powerhouse adds medical devices to its business portfolio

A doctor performs a colonoscopy on a patient at a hospital in Marseille, France. NEC's device will help physicians find cancers and even hard-to-find polyps during such procedures.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- NEC has developed an AI-powered system for analyzing colonoscopy images in real-time to support the detection of cancers and even hard-to-find polyps, as the company known for electronics enters the medical devices field.

New AI boasts over 90% accuracy in automatically detecting cancer and polyps thanks to NEC's mainstay facial recognition technology and is expected to provide robust support for physicians.

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