Narrow band imaging for the improved detection of pre-cancerous lesions during colonoscopy

Purins A, Hiller JE
Record ID 32011000736
Authors' recomendations: Based on the medium quality evidence presented in this prioritising summary, NBI seems to be an improvement over conventional colonoscopy. Evidence has been rapidly accumulating in recent times and a clear picture of the effectiveness of NBI may soon emerge.The majority of colonoscopes manufactured have the capability of performing either conventional colonoscopy or narrow band imaging. There may be a learning curve involved in the use of narrow band imaging which may see the slow introduction of this technique. If the polyp detection rate is higher using narrow band imaging compared to conventional colonoscopy, then further investment in this technique would be warranted. Therefore HealthPACT have recommended that this technology be monitored in 12-months time for further information.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2008
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Australia
MeSH Terms
  • Colonic Neoplasms
  • Colonoscopy
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Image Enhancement
  • Precancerous Conditions
Organisation Name: Adelaide Health Technology Assessment
Contact Address: School of Public Health, Mail Drop 545, University of Adelaide, Adelaide SA 5005, AUSTRALIA, Tel: +61 8 8313 4617
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