Is an endoscopy a colonoscopy?
Technically, a colonoscopy is a type of endoscopy. An endoscopy is a nonsurgical procedure used to examine a person’s digestive system using a thin and flexible tube with a camera at the end. An upper endoscopy examines the stomach, esophagus, and small intestines.
What are the indications of upper GI endoscopy?
The most common indications for diagnostic EGD include dyspepsia unresponsive to medical therapy or associated with systemic signs, dysphagia or odynophagia, persistent gastroesophageal reflux symptoms, occult gastrointestinal bleeding, and surveillance for malignancy.
What is the difference between a colonoscopy and a virtual colonoscopy?
Virtual colonoscopy is also known as screening CT colonography. Unlike traditional colonoscopy, which requires a scope to be inserted into your rectum and advanced through your colon, virtual colonoscopy uses a CT scan to produce hundreds of cross-sectional images of your abdominal organs.
What is VideoVideo capsule endoscopy?
Video capsule endoscopy (VCE) was introduced in 2001 as a well-tolerated, non-invasive, radiation free, disruptive method to visualize the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, in particular the small bowel.
What is small bowel video capsule endoscopy (SB-VCE)?
Small-bowel video capsule endoscopy (SB-VCE) has been used as diagnostic tool for a variety of different indications. The importance of clear instructions for optimal clinical use and expectations of SB-VCE has been outlined together with appropriate indications and diagnostic yield in two recent consensus-based guidelines [ 1, 2 ].
What is the size of a capsule endoscopy?
Depending on the manufacturer, the capsule measures 24-32 mm in length and 11-13 mm in diameter. The capsule is swallowed by the patient and then progresses through the gastrointestinal tract by peristalsis until it is excreted naturally. Only the colon capsule endoscopy needs an additional booster-solution during the procedure.
How good is the visualization of the small bowel during colonoscopy?
A majority of procedures (94%, 506/536) had good visualization of the small bowel, while a minority of procedures (6%, 30/536) were described as having reduced visualization albeit sufficient for diagnostic intend. SBTT was available for a majority of procedures (92%, 492/536).