Endoscopic Imaging in Barrett's Oesophagus: Applications in Routine Clinical Practice and Future Outlook

@inproceedings{Costello2011EndoscopicII,
  title={Endoscopic Imaging in Barrett's Oesophagus: Applications in Routine Clinical Practice and Future Outlook},
  author={Sam Costello and Rajvinder Singh},
  booktitle={Clinical endoscopy},
  year={2011}
}
The practice for endoscopic surveillance of Barrett's oesophagus has evolved from "blind" or random 4 quadrant biopsies (Seattle protocol) to a more "intelligent" targeted biopsy approach. This evolution has been possible due to the rapid advances in endoscopic imaging technology and expertise in the last decade. Previous endoscopes had relatively poor image resolution that often did not allow the subtle mucosal changes associated with dysplastic Barrett's mucosa to be identified. Newer… CONTINUE READING

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