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Advances in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy

Hussein, M; Lovat, L; Haidry, R; (2019) Advances in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. Medicine , 47 (7) pp. 440-447. 10.1016/j.mpmed.2019.04.010. Green open access

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Abstract

The requirement for efficient endoscopic visualization and instrumentation has increased over the past decade given the considerable burden that luminal disorders of the gastrointestinal tract exert on individuals and healthcare economies. The push for greater diagnostic yield has driven advances in optical physics and bioengineering, which are revolutionizing diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. This article highlights emerging technologies since our last review, focusing on advances in imaging and endoscope design, and how these are shaping the therapeutic approach to diseases of the human gastrointestinal tract. Their application to improving diagnostic ability and patient care, as well as their limitations, are discussed.

Type: Article
Title: Advances in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.mpmed.2019.04.010
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mpmed.2019.04.010
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Ablation; colonoscopy; endoscopic resection; endoscopy; therapeutic endoscopy; third space endoscopy
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci > Department of Targeted Intervention
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10078543
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