New Delhi: Bharti Airtel and Apollo Hospitals announced Thursday that they have conducted India’s first 5G-powered artificial intelligence (AI)-guided colonoscopy study.
In this study, Airtel’s 5G technology was used to detect colon cancer faster and more accurately through the use of AI. This technology has extremely low latency and high processing capacities.
HealthNet Global, AWS, and Avesha are the other three companies that collaborated on this study.
“Healthcare is one of the most promising use cases for 5G, and we’re excited to partner with Apollo Hospitals, AWS, HealthNet Global, and Avesha. This is just the beginning and I am sure we will bring many more innovative use cases that will help redefine healthcare in the country,” said Ajay Chitkara, CEO and director of Airtel Business, in a statement.
The company mentioned that AI-assisted colonoscopy polyp detection trials will help doctors improve the quality of patient care and improve the accuracy of detection rates by correctly capturing information and reducing errors.
“By improving the doctor’s ability to recognize, AI has been shown to improve the doctor’s accuracy. Early detection and removal of polyps can easily prevent them from becoming cancerous. Apollo has always been at the forefront of introducing technology. Our patient-centric approach keeps us on the lookout for technologies that can improve outcomes,” said Sangita Reddy, joint managing director of Apollo Hospitals Group, in a statement.
The use of 5G, edge computing and artificial intelligence can support correct and timely diagnoses, which can lead to improved patient outcomes.