Tethered capsule provides high-quality images for Barrett’s esophagus

Researchers were able obtain high-quality images of Barrett’s esophagus using tethered capsule endomicroscopy, according to study results.Guillermo Tearney, MD, PhD, from the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, and colleagues wrote that the capsule, which uses optical coherence tomography, (OCT-TCE) provides 3D microscopic images of the esophagus for BE.“OCT-TCE does not require sedation, obtains microscopic images of the entire esophagus, and is a faster and more convenient procedure,” they wrote. “Our group and others have successfullyRead More

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