Endoscopes and devices to improve colon polyp detection

TECHNOLOGY STATUS EVALUATION REPORT

GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY Volume 81, No. 5 : 2015

http://www.asge.org/uploadedFiles/Publications_(public)/Colon_Polyp_Detection.pdf

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Technology Committee provides reviews of existing, new, or emerging endoscopic technologies that have an impact on the practice of GI endoscopy.

Summary:

Wide-angle colonoscopy does not appear to improve adenoma detection, based on the current data. The fullspectrum endoscope improves adenoma detection but requires additional study. Improvement in adenoma detection with cap-fitted colonoscopy is marginal. The Pentax Retroview colonoscope and the next generation of accessory devices including the Endocuff, EndoRings, G-Eye balloon, and TEP demonstrate initial potential and promise but will require further evaluation in larger studies.