endocytoscopy

endocytoscopy

(en″dŏ-sī-tos′kŏ-pē) [ endo- + cytoscopy]
Direct visualization of the epithelial cells of an organ with an extremely high magnification endoscope.
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The prospective study, led by Dr Yuichi Mori from Showa University in Yokohama, Japan, involved 250 men and women in whom colorectal polyps had been detected using endocytoscopy.
New technologies, such as narrow band imaging (NBI), (7-9) photodynamic diagnosis (PDD), (10-15) optical coherence tomography (OCT), (16-19) confocal endomicroscopy (CLE), (20-22) and endocytoscopy (23) have been used for better in vivo visualization and characterization of bladder cancers, especially CIS.
Endocytoscopy (33) also requires exogenous contrast agents and can only image subsurface structures that are less than ~50 [micro]m deep.