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Technologie d'amélioration de l'image: i-SCAN et OEContexte

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L'endoscopie en lumière blanche (ELB) conventionnelle est utilisée de routine en endoscopie digestive. Cette technique a cependant une capacité limitée de caractérisation complète des motifs..

PENTAX Medical’s i-SCAN and Optical Enhancement (OE) Technology for the GI Tract

Below is a summary of the Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News Special Report on PENTAX Medical's OE Optical Enhancement Techology and i-SCAN technology. To download the full report, click here.


Conventional white-light endoscopy (WLE) is..

A New Era in Acute Cholecystitis Treatment: A Case for Endoscopic Gallbladder Drainage


Acute cholecystitis, most frequently caused by gallstones obstructing the bile ducts, is one of the most common GI emergencies. Management guidelines established in 2013 call for early or emergency cholecystectomy as the treatment of choice...

Transnasal Esophagoscopy: Indications and Use as a Predictor of Changes in Clinical Management

Transnasal esophagoscopy (TNE), a technique used to examine the upper aerodigestive tract under topical anesthesia, has grown in popularity over the last decade. Studies have demonstrated the safety, ease of use, and diagnostic accuracy of this technique..

Differential Diagnosis of Small Solid Pancreatic Lesions in Asymptomatic Patients

Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), the most common primary malignancy of the pancreas, is diagnosed late in 80-95% of cases. By this time, patients already have locally advanced or metastatic disease, which portends a dismal prognosis. Notably,..

Accidental Cancer Diagnosis: How a Day at Work Saved a PENTAX Medical Employee's Life

In May 2015, Denise Wallace, Regional Service Manager at PENTAX Medical showed up to help demonstrate products in the company’s booth at the annual Digestive Disease Week conference in Washington, DC. The workday started withDenise helping her colleague,..

Comparing Endoscopic Submucosal Resection Techniques for Small Gastric Lesions

This blog post summarizes a recent retrospective study that compares the benefits of two endoscopic submucosal resection (ESMR) techniques, saline solution-assisted snare and cap band mucosectomy, in the management of small (<20 mm) gastric..

EUS-Guided drainage: Peripancreatic Fluid Collections using lams

This editorial summarizes a recent retrospective, multicenter study that explores the use of lumen-apposing, fully-covered, self-expandable metal stents (LAMS) for EUS-guided drainage of peripancreatic fluid collections and necrosis. The objective of..

EUS-Guided Liver Biopsy: An Emerging Diagnostic Modality for Hepatic Pathology

This blog post compares EUS-guided liver biopsy with more traditional methods of hepatic histological sample collection, such as percutaneous and transjugular routes. The benefits of EUS-guided liver biopsy in the diagnosis of parenchymal liver disease..

Patient Compliance: The Key to Optimizing Pre-Colonoscopy Bowel Preparation and Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Detection

Colonoscopy is the modality of choice for the screening and prevention of CRC. The procedure should be performed every 10 years in average-risk patients aged 50 years and older. The colon must be cleansed of all fecal material in order for a clinician..