Since the introduction of fibre-optic gastroscope in the early 60s, the biggest advancement in gastrointestinal Endoscopy was the introduction of image enhanced endoscopy (IEE). The breakthrough happened when Gono and colleagues from Olympus R&D invented Narrow Band Imaging (NBI) to enhance the features of the gastrointestinal mucosa that white light endoscopy alone would not achieve.
Confocal laser endomicroscopy in gastro-intestinal endoscopy: technical aspects and clinical applications
The series “Advanced Endoscopic Imaging of the GI Tract” was commissioned by the editorial office, Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology without any sponsorship or funding. Krish Ragunath and Philip Chiu served as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.