Electronic Endoscope: Its Ability in Diagnosing Fine Structures of Gastric Mucosa Sotaro Fukuchi 1 1Department of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital pp.27-34
Published Date 1987/1/25
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1403111883
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 The significance of the emergence of electronic endoscope, representing the new generation endoscopy, was discussed from the standpoint of historical development of the gastrointestinal endoscopy. Among a wide variety of the characteristics electronic endoscope holds, high resolution and its ability in diagnosing fine structures of gastric lesions by TV-endoscope were picked up for the discussion here.

 This modality of endoscopy, though still prototypic and yet to be improved, affords very high resolution and enables us to observe fine mucosal structures at the gastric pits level.

 Consequently, it is almost certain that it will expand the ability of endoscopic diagnosis from the one based on gross findings to the one based on fine surface structures of gastric areas and pits.

 Various image processing as well as image analysis, important results of the application of electronic endoscope, will largely depend on the resolution of image itself.

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