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Fiber Microendoscope Could Reduce Unnecessary Biopsies

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A low-cost, portable, battery-powered microendoscope developed at Rice University could reduce the need for costly biopsies for many patients undergoing screening for esophageal cancer. That's the conclusion of researchers behind a clinical study involving 147 patients in the U.S. and China at high risk for esophageal squamous-cell neoplasia. The trial explored whether the new fiber-optic imaging system could reduce the need for biopsies when used in combination with a conventional endoscope, the worldwide standard of care for esophageal cancer diagnoses. Microendoscope images...Read full article

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