Electronic imaging to enhance lesion detection at colonoscopy.
Ket SN., Bird-Lieberman E., East JE.
Adenoma removal prevents colorectal cancer (CRC) development. Lower adenoma detection rates correlate with increased postcolonoscopy CRC. Chromoendoscopy it is not practical for routine use. It was hoped that electronic imaging techniques would offer effective alternatives to improve detection; however, meta-analyses in average-risk patients indicate no benefit. Narrow band imaging may be of benefit for high-risk surveillance. Combining electronic imaging techniques with molecular imaging probes may highlight dysplasia at a molecular level. In future colonoscopy is likely to rely on sensitive and specific, labeled molecular probes detected by electronic endoscopic imaging to enhance detection and reduce miss rates for premalignant lesions.