Using High Definition for Chromoendoscopy to Detect Dysplasia in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis

Gastroenterologist Venkat Subramanian, MD, discusses the use of high-definition screens and dyes during endoscopy to detect cancerous and noncancerous lesions in patients with ulcerative colitis

The use of high definition technology can provide significant benefits in medical science. Combining it with already used techniques can take those well known methods and make them even more effective.

Venkat Subramanian, MD, from the Leeds Institute of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, discussed research on the best ways to perform the procedure during Digestive Disease Week 2015 in Washington, DC. He noted that looking for cancerous and noncancerous lesions can be accomplished using both high-definition screens and dyes that can help make the lesions easier to find.