Navigation Links
Mayo Clinic estimates new, tiny, super-sensitive probe could cut colon polyp removal in half
Date:10/7/2008

been a great way to determine if a polyp is dangerous, but because half of these growths are not dangerous, we are seeking an equally effective and more efficient way to determine who is at risk of colon cancer," says the study's lead research fellow, Anna M. Buchner, M.D., who will present the results.

The pCLE system is a fiber-optic probe 2 millimeters in diameter that can be passed through a normal endoscope and can see structures as small as 1 micron, such as single cells or the nucleus within a cell. "This is essentially a miniaturized microscope that can be placed inside the body, so the tissue doesn't need to be removed and placed under a traditional microscope," Dr. Wallace says. The pCLE system, which was developed by Mauna Kea Technologies (Paris, France), was tested against the Fujinon color enhancement system (FICE), which uses optical filters to look at a larger area of tissue. "This is like looking at the forest using FICE or the trees with pLCE," Dr. Wallace says.

A total of 57 polyps from 38 patients were examined. The FICE technique correctly diagnosed 41 of 57 polyps as benign, whereas pLCE picked up 51 of the benign lesions.

The researchers believe that the best use of these advanced technologies is to use FICE to provide a first look at suspicious areas of a colon during a colonoscopy and then to use pCLE to zero in on polyps in question.

"These new probes will change how colonoscopies and other procedures using endoscopes will be done in the future," says Dr. Buchner. "We will be able to perform real-time virtual biopsies, which will be more efficient in every way." One major advantage is that the pCLE system allows doctors to make a specific diagnosis at the time of the procedure and thus go directly to treatment instead of waiting two to three days for biopsy results to return. This should allow patients to avoid repeat procedures, Dr. Wallace says.


'/>"/>

Contact: Kevin Punsky
punsky.kevin@mayo.edu
904-953-2299
Mayo Clinic
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. ProGenTech Targets Clinical Diagnostics and Applied Sciences Markets with Human Genetic Signatures Deal
2. Clinical Outsourcing Leaders Summit Set to Convene November 13
3. Jefferson awarded multi-million dollar grant from National Eye Institute for new clinical trial
4. VA Announces Ten National Sponsors for New Sports Clinic
5. Austin Dentistry Clinic Now Offers Certified Full Service Sedation Dentistry -- All Gain, No Pain
6. MultiVu Video Feed: NEW RESEARCH PUBLISHED IN THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION FINDS PISTACHIOS IMPROVE RISK FACTORS FOR HEART DISEASE
7. Urgent Care Provider NextCare Opens First Immediate Care Clinic in Texas
8. Mayo Clinic Announces 2008 Distinguished Alumni Awardees
9. What is the clinical features of primary aortoenteric fistula?
10. Medicare HMO costs may prevent cancer patient clinical trial participation
11. Popular Denver Divas Host to Manage the New American Laser Centers Clinic in Arvada
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/29/2014)... (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 As a ... City, Fla., understands that there’s a direct connection between ... knees, hips and back. "Since conventional shoe inserts and ... a solution of my own," he said. , Customizable ... provides better support for the foot in order to ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 29, 2014 Glendale Botox experts ... on Botox throughout the month of September. This special offer ... two syringes of Juvederm. Patients can take advantage of this ... The Glendale Botox experts will work with patients to determine ... What is Botox? , Botox is a treatment ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... (HealthDay News) -- The main strain of a ... and North Africa originated in sub-Saharan Africa, a ... methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infections, which ... been hospitalized. These infections typically affect the skin ... through touching contaminated objects such as clothing or ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The way that parents respond ... development, a new study suggests. Over six months, ... infants during free play. The sessions were 30 minutes ... 8 months old at the start of the study. ... babbling, infants began to form complex sounds. The babies ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... August 29, 2014 For the fifth ... (Meso Foundation) will be observing September 26th as Mesothelioma ... Plaza, in New York. , Members of the ... RSVP . The Foundation will be providing t-shirts and ... years, mesothelioma community members have received attention from ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Glenoaks Laser Center is Now Offering a Special Promotion on Botox for the Month of September 2Health News: European MRSA Originated in Sub-Saharan Africa, Study Finds 2Health News:Encouraging Your Baby's Babbling May Speed Language Development 2Health News:Organization to Raise Awareness of Mesothelioma on the Today Show 2
... mental function, study says , , THURSDAY, June 12 ... to fight cancer may reduce disease activity and disability ... small trial suggest. , In relapsing-remitting MS, the ... of symptoms followed by stretches of symptom-free remission when ...
... 12 Cancer Clinics of Excellence (CCE), the,nation,s ... has announced its management slate and Board of ... CCE. Most,recently, he was the interim President of ... Group was named Chief Medical,Officer. Dr. Bosserman had ...
... 12 Do you know a,Champion?, The ... working to improve Oklahoma,s health. The 2008 Champions ... are making a,significant difference in the health of ... Friday, Aug. 1., Nominations can be submitted ...
... June 12 The Arizona Board of Regents,recently ... of Arizona,College of Medicine Program in Integrative Medicine ... medicine has had on health-care,system transformation., Now ... (AzCIM), the,program underwent an intensive evaluation process and ...
... performance and lifestyle brand is paired with LensCrafters, ... 500 North American stores, MASON, Ohio, June ... at more than 500 select LensCrafters locations, North ... customers the,combined benefits of Oakley,s popular and innovative ...
... to call, write letters to Schwarzenegger,expressing their outrage, ... of home healthcare workers will rally to protest ... service, wages and,benefits. These dramatic reductions would force ... they serve deeper into poverty. It also,will force ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Cancer Drug Appears to Help With Aggressive MS 2Health News:Cancer Clinics of Excellence (CCE) Announces Management and Board of Directors Slate at 1st Annual General Membership Meeting 2Health News:Nominations Accepted for 2008 'Champions of Health' Awards 2Health News:The University of Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine Earns 'Center of Excellence' Designation 2Health News:The University of Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine Earns 'Center of Excellence' Designation 3Health News:Oakley Prescription Eyewear Now at Lenscrafters 2Health News:Oakley Prescription Eyewear Now at Lenscrafters 3Health News:Oakley Prescription Eyewear Now at Lenscrafters 4
(Date:8/28/2014)... 2014 Reportlinker.com announces that a ... its catalogue: Needle-Free Delivery: Technology ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p02332847/Needle-Free-Delivery-Technology-and-Market-Forecast-2014-2024.html Report Details ... commercial prospects What does the future hold ... new report shows you the potential revenues ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... , Aug. 28, 2014  Decision Resources Group ... will grow strongly through 2022 at a compound ... will be largely supported by strong population growth ... demand for imaging procedures. The Indian government,s greater ... facilities to purchase or upgrade diagnostic imaging equipment. ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... , Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- EDGE Orthopaedics, ... space, is excited to announce they have received ... Plating System and REDUCE Fracture Plating System. ... used to support multiple indications within the mid-foot. ... First Metatarsophalangeal (MTP), Calcaneal-Cuboid (CC), Talonavicular (TN) and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 2Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 3Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 4Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 5Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 6Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 7Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 8Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 9Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 10Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 11Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 12Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 13Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 14Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 15Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 16Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 17Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 18Indian Diagnostic Imaging System Market Will Grow at 6 Percent Annually Through 2022 2Indian Diagnostic Imaging System Market Will Grow at 6 Percent Annually Through 2022 3EDGE Orthopaedics Receives Second FDA Clearance 2
... NEW YORK, Aug. 25 Reportlinker.com ... report is available in its catalogue: ... the Asia-Pacific Region – India and ... still dominates high value transactions ...
... (Nasdaq: BIOD ) today announced that it has ... 2,398,200 shares of its common stock and warrants to purchase ... warrants are being sold as units, with each unit consisting ... purchase one share of common stock.   The ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Reportlinker Adds Pharmaceutical M&A in the Asia-Pacific Region - India and China drive regional activity but Japan still dominates high value transactions 2Reportlinker Adds Pharmaceutical M&A in the Asia-Pacific Region - India and China drive regional activity but Japan still dominates high value transactions 3Reportlinker Adds Pharmaceutical M&A in the Asia-Pacific Region - India and China drive regional activity but Japan still dominates high value transactions 4Reportlinker Adds Pharmaceutical M&A in the Asia-Pacific Region - India and China drive regional activity but Japan still dominates high value transactions 5Reportlinker Adds Pharmaceutical M&A in the Asia-Pacific Region - India and China drive regional activity but Japan still dominates high value transactions 6Reportlinker Adds Pharmaceutical M&A in the Asia-Pacific Region - India and China drive regional activity but Japan still dominates high value transactions 7Reportlinker Adds Pharmaceutical M&A in the Asia-Pacific Region - India and China drive regional activity but Japan still dominates high value transactions 8Reportlinker Adds Pharmaceutical M&A in the Asia-Pacific Region - India and China drive regional activity but Japan still dominates high value transactions 9Biodel to Raise $9.4 Million Through Registered Direct Offering 2Biodel to Raise $9.4 Million Through Registered Direct Offering 3
... eye-nasal. High volume/low pressure cuff. X-ray ... surgical access. Designed to reduce kinking ... preformed curvature. Thin-walled, large volume low-pressure ... the anatomical situation at body temperature. ...
Ruschelit® PVC. Siliconized. Stainless steel spiral reinforced. High volume/low pressure cuff. Permanent connector. X-ray opaque. Single use. Sterile...
Tube for Right Bronchus - Ruschelit™ PVC. Color coded for easy identification of ports, balloons and 15mm connectors. High volume/low pressure cuffs. With Carina hook. X-ray opaque line. Gradua...
... For Laryngotracheal Instillation of Topical Anesthetic, ... populations, this cuffed tube incorporates an ... spray application of topical anesthetic above ... offers three endotracheal tubes designs which ...
Medicine Products: