Artificial Intelligence in Capsule Endoscopy

Artificial Intelligence in Capsule Endoscopy

A Gamechanger for a Groundbreaking Technique

1st Edition - February 9, 2023

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  • Editors: Miguel Mascarenhas, Helder Cardoso, Guilherme Macedo
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323996471
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323996488

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Artificial Intelligence in Capsule Endoscopy: A Gamechanger for a Groundbreaking Technique highlights the importance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) application in capsule endoscopy. AI will have a key role in the mid/long-term for gastrointestinal endoscopy and capsule endoscopy. This field is a prime area for the use of AI tools with over 50,000 images per endoscopy capsule video, making video analysis a time and resource consuming task and prone to error. With the application of AI image analysis tools (primarily Convolutional Neural Networks) we can decrease capsule endoscopy video reading time and resources and greatly benefit diagnostic accuracy and patient outcomes. In 15 chapters, this important reference provides a global and comprehensive perspective from the background information of AI, machine learning, deep learning and their implications in GI endoscopy. It showcases AI practical use in lesion detection and in relevant clinical indications (like obscure gastrointestinal bleeding and inflammatory bowel disease), and points to future applications of AI within the field.

Key Features

  • Provides the current and developing practical application of AI tools in capsule endoscopy
  • Explains the disruptive nature of AI tools in capsule endoscopy video analysis to provide a better perspective on how AI will change the landscape of capsule endoscopy practice in the future
  • Includes specific lesion detection, delivering key summaries and practical applications regarding AI tools use
  • Bridges theorical foundations and practical utility of AI in capsule endoscopy


Gastroenterologists, Endoscopists, and GI surgeons, Data scientists, Engineers, Medical doctors/students with interest in practical applications of AI

Table of Contents

  • 1. Artificial Intelligence: Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Applications in GI Endoscopy
    João Afonso, Miguel Martins, João Ferreira and Miguel Mascarenhas
    2. Wireless Capsule Endoscopy: Concept and Modalities
    Pablo Cortegoso Valdivia and Marco Pennazio
    3. Capsule Endoscopy: Wide Clinical Scope in Adults
    Pilar Esteban Delgado, Renato Medas, Eunice Trindade, Hélder Cardoso and Enrique Perez-Cuadrado Martinez
    4. The Role of Capsule endoscopy in the Diagnosis and Clinical Management of Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    Nayantara Coelho-Prabhu, Shabana Pasha, and Jonathan Leighton
    5. Capsule endoscopy diagnostic and clinical management role in IBD
    Isabel Garrido, Patrícia Andrade, Susana Lopes, and Guilherme Macedo
    6. Artificial Intelligence for the Automatic Detection of Blood and Hematic Residues
    Gerardo Blanco Sr., Oscar Mondragon, and Omar Solórzano
    7. Artificial Intelligence in Capsule Endoscopy for Detection of Ulcers and Erosions
    Shabana F. Pasha and Jean-Cristophe Saurin
    8. Artificial Intelligence for Protruding Lesions
    Xavier Dray, Alexander Robertson, Santi Segui, and Aymeric Histace
    9. Artificial Intelligence for Vascular Lesions
    Pere Gilabert, Pablo Laiz and Santi Segui
    10. Artificial Intelligence for Luminal Content Analysis and Miscellaneous Findings
    Nuno Almeida and Pedro Figueiredo
    11. Small Bowel and Colon Cleansing in Capsule Endoscopy
    Vítor Macedo Silva, Bruno Rosa, Francisco Mendes, Miguel Mascarenhas, Miguel Mascarenhas Saraiva, and José Cotter 
    12. Fostering the Incorporation of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Applications into Healthcare Systems by Introducing Blockchain Technology into Data Storage Systems
    Miguel Mascarenhas, André Santos, and Guilherme Macedo
    13. Magnetic Capsule Endoscopy: Concept and AI Application
    Chen He, Qiwen Wang, Xi Jiang, Bin Jiang, Yang-Yang Qian, Jun Pan, and Zhuan Liao
    14. Non-White Light Endoscopy in Capsule Endoscopy: NBI
    Catarina Gomes, Emanuel Dias, and Rolando Pinho
    15. Colon Capsule Endoscopy and AI: A Perfect Match for Pan-Endoscopy
    Tiago Ribeiro, Ignacio Fernandez-Urien, and Hélder Cardoso

Product details

  • No. of pages: 296
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2023
  • Published: February 9, 2023
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323996471
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323996488

About the Editors

Miguel Mascarenhas

Dr. Mascarenhas MD, MDc is a gastroenterologist with special interest in capsule endoscopy. He is the developer of neural networks regarding capsule endoscopy, crohn’s capsule endoscopy and colon capsule endoscopy. He provides a fresh and bold perspective on the potential of AI in gastrointestinal endoscopy and has developed 3 patent pending technologies in collaboration with the University of Porto regarding capsule endoscopy, colon capsule endoscopy and crohn’s capsule endoscopy. He is the winner of International and National awards (ECCO 2021, RICE 2021, DDW 2021), with works on AI technologies developed for capsule endoscopy and cholangioscopy.

Affiliations and Expertise

Centro Hospitalar de Sao Joao, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal

Helder Cardoso

Dr. Cardoso MD, PhD has participated in over 30 prospective studies of clinical research as principal investigator and coinvestigator. He is currently the Portuguese National Coordinator Investigator of a phase 2 trial with mRNA therapy for metabolic liver disease. In 2006, he won the National Award of Gastroenterology from SPG with a research in infliximab treatment for Crohn’s Disease. In 2013, he won the Research Grant from APEF/Roche for molecular investigation of HCC. Recently, he participated in research concerning the applicability of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, namely in digestive endoscopy.

Affiliations and Expertise

Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal; Gastroenterology Department, Centro Hospitalar Universitário de São João, Porto, Portugal; World Gastroenterology Organization Porto Training Center, Porto, Portugal

Guilherme Macedo

Dr. Macedo MD, PhD, FACG, FASGE, AGAF, FEBOGH, FAASLD is the Head of the Gastroenterology Department in Centro Hospitalar Universitario São Joao Porto, Invited Full Professor of Gastroenterology at the Faculty of Medicine and Director of Porto WGO Gastroenterology and Hepatology Training Center. After becoming Fellow in 1999, he was the Governor for Portugal of the American College of Gastroenterology from 2007-2013 and International Region Councilor in 2012-2013 serving in ACG International Committee since 2009. In 2015 the American College of Gastroenterology awarded him with the International Leadership Award in Gastroenterology. He belongs to the Governing Council and Executive Board of the World Gastroenterology Organization (WGO) and its Train The Trainers Committee, participating and fostering several initiatives in its Educational Program. Currently he is the President Elect of WGO, Chair of the WGO Foundation and President of the Portuguese Society of Gastroenterology. He has published more than 350 articles in peer-reviewed journals and received 25 national honors and awards in the field of Gastroenterology, Endoscopy and Hepatology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal; Gastroenterology Department, Centro Hospitalar Universitário de São João, Porto, Portugal; President of the World Gastroenterology Organization

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