Medicine » Gastroenterology

Endoscopy - Innovative Uses and Emerging Technologies

Edited by Somchai Amornyotin, ISBN 978-953-51-2172-5, 412 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published September 24, 2015 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/59220
Edited Volume

Endoscopy is a fast moving field, and new techniques are continuously emerging. In recent decades, endoscopy has evolved and branched out from a diagnostic modality to enhanced video and computer assisting imaging with impressive interventional capabilities. The modern endoscopy has seen advances not only in types of endoscopes available, but also in types of interventions amenable to the endoscopic approach. To date, there are a lot more developments that are being trialed. Modern endoscopic equipment provides physicians with the benefit of many technical advances. Endoscopy is an effective and safe procedure even in special populations including pediatric patients and renal transplant patients. It serves as the tool for diagnosis and therapeutic interventions of many organs including gastrointestinal tract, head and neck, urinary tract and others.