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Have you heard of this technology folks?
http://www.optiscan.com/Technology/Five1/five1_01.asp

Anyone excited?... worried?


http://www.endomicroscopy.org/learningcenter/

Will this change GI path?
http://www.endomicroscopy.org/learningcenter/casestudies.htm

(they spelled squamous wrong but not bad resolution in these case studies)
Check out the H pylori vid. Its interesting. But it seems the purpose it to get better diagnostic biopsies. They mention the word biopsy over and over again, plus they are using like 4 contrast agents (iv and surface). If you put this into the hands of a Gi doc you might actually get more biopsies due to curiousity. But its gonna go thru the ringer before it hits the shelves.
 
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Check out the H pylori vid. Its interesting. But it seems the purpose it to get better diagnostic biopsies. They mention the word biopsy over and over again, plus they are using like 4 contrast agents (iv and surface). If you put this into the hands of a Gi doc you might actually get more biopsies due to curiousity. But its gonna go thru the ringer before it hits the shelves.
In this part of the study
http://www.endomicroscopy.org/learningcenter/clinicaldata_barrett.htm

under each area it seems they are trying to use endomicroscopic criteria that would "minimize" the number of biopsies. If the resolution continues to improve and they validate the technology to being as good as biopsies in diagnosis/managment Barrett's, Crohns, etc. ... then what?

I am just amazed at the resolution. Can this open up a new field in pathology (in vivo microscopy) rather than handing it over to the endo (gastro, uro etc.) people?