Mayo Clinic Gastroenterologist Details Role of Endoscopic Imaging in Small Bowel

In an article published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology, Jonathan A. Leighton, MD, a gastroenterologist at the Mayo Clinic, details the latest enteroscopic modalities that currently aid gastroenterologists in evaluations of the small bowel.

Enteroscopy, defined as the direct visualization of the small bowel with the use of a fiberoptic of wireless endoscope, has made huge progressions in the past several years. New modalities have allowed gastroenterologists to vastly improve the examination of the small bowel with enteroscopy.

There are several clinical settings that require small bowel enteroscopy, including obscure GI bleeding, small bowel tumors and polyps, as well as Crohn's disease and celiac disease. New modalities, including capsule endoscopy, double-balloon enteroscopy, single-balloon enteroscopy and spiral-assisted enteroscopy, have allowed physicians to substantially improve the diagnosis, treatment or management of the aforementioned conditions.

Read the article about endoscopic imaging.

Read other coverage about GI technology:

- 5 Trends in Gastroenterology/Endoscopy Technology

- Remote-Controlled Capsule Endoscopy Safe and Effective for Screening

- 5 Things to Know About the Endoscopy Devices Market

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