- Advancements in colorectal imaging
- Award date
- 25 January 2013
- Number of pages
- Document type
- PhD thesis
- Faculty of Medicine (AMC-UvA)
Standard white light is considered the gold standard for colonoscopy, despite its limitation of a substantial polyp miss-rate. Also, its accuracy for the differentiation of polyps is insufficient. Research of this thesis focussed on advanced imaging techniques and their ability to enhance colonoscopy by means of improving detection and differentiation of colorectal polyps. Our results demonstrate that none of the assessed techniques were yet able to deliver such enhancements. Considering the implementation of colorectal screening in the Netherlands, demand for accurate endoscopy techniques will increase. Which technique will be most suitable for this job remains to be seen.
- Research conducted at: Universiteit van Amsterdam
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