High-definition endoscopy and magnifying endoscopy combined with narrow band imaging in gastric cancer

Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 2010 Dec;39(4):771-84. doi: 10.1016/j.gtc.2010.08.028. Epub 2010 Oct 8.


Gastric cancer is the third common cancer and is the second leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Endoscopy is being increasingly used for gastric cancer screening because of a high detection rate. Despite promising data, the technique depends heavily on the availability of endoscopic instruments and expertise for mass screening. Furthermore, the introduction of various new endoscopic devices and techniques may enhance the value of endoscopy in efficacious cancer screening. High-definition endoscopy and image-enhanced endoscopy, including narrow band imaging, are the key modalities in advanced endoscopic imaging in gastric cancer.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Fluorescence
  • Gastroscopy / methods*
  • Humans
  • Image Enhancement / methods*
  • Light*
  • Stomach Neoplasms / diagnosis*