Focused Issue on Advanced Endoscopic Imaging of the GI Tract

Posted On 2019-06-25 15:56:29


This focused issue on “Advanced Endoscopic Imaging of the GI Tract” is edited by Dr. Krish Ragunath, from NIHR Nottingham Digestive Diseases Biomedical Research Centre, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospital, Nottingham, UK; and Dr. Philip Wai Yan Chiu, from Department of Surgery, Institute of Digestive Disease, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.

Dr. Krish Ragunath is Professor of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and Consultant Gastroenterologist at the Nottingham University Hospitals, UK. He has served as the BSG Secretary for International affairs 2014-2018, advisor for National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) interventional procedures subgroup and independent external advisor for the Welsh National Bowel Cancer screening programme complex polyp MDT. His clinical and research interests include advanced endoscopic imaging of the GI Tract, in particular Barrett’s oesophagus and minimally invasive endoscopic therapy of early GI neoplasia.

Dr. Philip Chiu is currently Professor of Division of Upper GI and Metabolic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Institute of Digestive Disease; Director of CUHK Jockey Club Minimal Invasive Surgical Skills Center; Director of CUHK Chow Yuk Ho Technology Center for Innovative Medicine and Assistant Dean (External Affairs), Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong. Prof. Chiu was the first to perform endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for treatment of early GI cancers in Hong Kong. His research interests include upper gastrointestinal bleeding, esophageal cancer and minimally invasive and robotic esophagectomy, novel endoscopic technologies for diagnosis of early GI cancers, ESD and novel endoscopic procedures as well as Natural Orifices Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES).

Focused issue outline:
  1. A primer to image enhanced endoscopy
    Krish Ragunath, NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Center, Nottingham Digestive Diseases Center, University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, UK
    Philip WY Chiu, Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, China
  2. Chromoendoscopy: role in modern endoscopic imaging
    Rajvinder Singh, Department of Gastroenterology, Lyell McEwin Hospital, South Australia, Australia
  3. Electronic chromoendoscopy: technical details and clinical perspective
    Rupa Banerjee, Department of Medical Gastroenterology, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad, India
  4. Confocal Endomicroscopy: basic principles and recent advances
    Massimiliano di Pietro, MRC Cancer Unit, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
  5. Barretts oesophagus: current standards in advanced imaging
    Sachin Wani, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center, Aurora, CO, USA
  6. Early gastric cancer detection using image enhanced endoscopy: a systematic approach
    Kenshi Yao, Department of Endoscopy, Fukuoka University Chikushi Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan
  7. Video capsule endoscopy: pushing the boundaries with software technology
    Sabina Beg, NIHR Nottingham Digestive Diseases Biomedical Research Unit, Department of Gastroenterology, Queen Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK
  8. Molecular imaging endoscopy: the holy grail of advanced imaging
    Helmut Neumann, Department of Medicine I, University Medical Center Mainz, Germany
  9. Artificial Intelligence in endoscopy: it is time to remove the human error
    Yuichi Mori and Shin-ei Kudo, Digestive Disease Center, Showa University Northern Yokohama Hospital, Japan
  10. Endocytoscopy: technology and clinical application in upper GI tract
    Haruhiro Inoue and Raina Abad, Digestive Disease Center, Showa University Koto-Toyosu Hospital, Yokohama, Japan
  11. Endocytoscopy: technology and clinical application in lower GI tract
    Yutaka Saito, Endoscopy Division, National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
  12. Volumetric laser endomicroscopy in barretts esophagus: ready for primetime
    Prateek Sharma, Institute of Microbiology and Infection, University of Birmingham, UK
    Trevor Houston, University of Nevada, USA
  13. Identifying the pre-malignant stomach: from guidelines to practice
    Matthew Banks, GI Services, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; University of Nottingham, London, UK