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Real-time unblinding for validation of a new CADe tool for colorectal polyp detection

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  • Correction notice This article has been corrected since it published Online First. The seventh author's name has been corrected.

  • Contributors PS, RB, TE and CH are responsible for the concept of this paper and wrote the manuscript. PS, RB, CH, HN and TE developed the study protocol. TE and FM developed the CADe tool. PS, CH, GA, FF, HN and RB enrolled patients. CH, GA, HN, DI, PR and RB performed endoscopic procedures. PS, TE, GA and FF checked the CADe screen. All authors provided valuable feedback, suggestions and corrections to improve the quality of the manuscript. The manuscript is approved by all authors.

  • Funding RB and TE are supported by a grant of Research Foundation Flanders. PR is supported by Clinical Mandate from Belgian Foundation against Cancer (Stichting tegen Kanker). FM is supported by KU Leuven internal grant C24/18/047 and by the Flemish Government (AI Research Program).

  • Competing interests PS is supported by an unrestricted research grant from Pentax. RB received speaker’s fees, consultancy and research support from Pentax, Fujifilm and Medtronic. CH and HN received consultancy support from Fujifilm and Medtronic.

  • Patient and public involvement Patients and/or the public were not involved in the design, or conduct, or reporting, or dissemination plans of this research.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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