Narrow Band Imaging for the improved detection of precancerous lesions during colonoscopy

Purins A, Mundy L, Hiller JE
Record ID 32010000769
Authors' recomendations: The studies reviewed in this update support the use of narrow band imaging (NBI) for the differentiation of malignant from non-malignant lesions of the colon. Based on current evidence, NBI alone is not a significant improvement over standard methods. Higher quality studies in appropriate patient groups are needed to determine the effectiveness of NBI. NBI may be of limited use for the differentiation of benign or malignant polyps associated with Barrett's Oesophagus as general practice is to remove all polyps regardless. In addition, the majority of scopes available and in use in Australia have the capacity for NBI. HealthPACT have therefore recommended that further assessment of this technology is no longer warranted.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2009
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Australia
MeSH Terms
  • 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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