GastroCE
LECTURECME

Advanced Endoscopic Imaging: Recent Progress and Clinical Implications

Author(s)/Faculty: Alessandro Repici, MD; Prateek Sharma, MD; Hisao Tajiri, MD, PhD; Michael B. Wallace, MD, MPH; Kenneth K. Wang, MD
Release Date: 8/24/2018Expiration Date: 8/23/2019
Credit Type: CMENumber of Credits: 1
Content Type: LectureProvider:
Gastrointestinal (GI) cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. To improve survival rates, the early detection and treatment of mucosal lesions is critical. Although endoscopy has proven to be a critical tool for the diagnosis of GI cancer as well as for the detection and resection of mucosal abnormalities, traditional methods are limited in their ability to differentiate malignant and inflamed tissue. Fortunately, recent advances in endoscopic techniques, including image-enhanced endoscopy, have led to improvements in the detection of mucosal lesions. The faculty of this CME activity will review the importance of endoscopy for the diagnosis and screening of GI disorders and assess the latest advances in endoscopic imaging for improved mucosal visualization.