Confocal laser endomicroscopy

Shailendra Chauhan MD, AGAF, FASGE from the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida, USA discusses the latest Status Evaluation Report from the ASGE Technology committee titled “Confocal laser endomicroscopy.”

This report is a comprehensive review of confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) written by the ASGE Technology Committee. It describes the technology, its current and evolving applications in gastroenterology, pertinent literature to date, its financial aspects, and areas for future research.

This report is an update of a previous ASGE technology document from 2009. A lot of literature has been published since then regarding CLE, hence there was need to provide an updated document for the readership.

Figure 3Figure 3. Endoscope-based confocal laser endomicroscope (Optiscan, Nottinghill, Victoria, Australia and PENTAX Medical, Montvale, NJ).

It gives readers a concise and complete summary of CLE with appropriate references to pertinent studies should they require further information. These reports are designed to provide a detailed description about a particular technology such that readers can gain a better understanding of a technology that they may already be utilizing or considering to utilize in their patients to potentially enhance care.

Download a PDF of the article here.

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