Virtual chromoendoscopy for the real-time assessment of colorectal polyps in vivo: a systematic review and economic evaluation

Picot J, Rose M, Cooper K, Pickett K, Lord J, Harris P, Whyte S, Böhning D & Shepherd J
Record ID 32018000006
Authors' objectives: To assess the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the VCE technologies narrow-band imaging (NBI), flexible spectral imaging colour enhancement (FICE) and i-scan for the characterisation and management of diminutive (≤ 5 mm) colorectal polyps using high-definition (HD) systems without magnification.
Authors' recommendations: VCE technologies, using HD systems without magnification, could potentially be used for the real-time assessment of diminutive colorectal polyps, if endoscopists have adequate experience and training.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2017
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: England, United Kingdom
MeSH Terms
  • Colonic Polyps
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Humans
  • Intestinal Polyps
Organisation Name: NIHR Health Technology Assessment programme
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