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Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2000 Jan;10(1):37-69, vi.

Light-induced fluorescence endoscopy of the gastrointestinal tract.

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Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto, Ontario Cancer Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


The early detection of dysplasia and superficial malignant lesions of the gastrointestinal tract is of significant clinical importance. Recent advances in fluorescence-based endoscopic imaging and spectroscopy of the gastrointestinal tract may offer alternative means of detecting and identifying premalignant and malignant lesions that were otherwise occult or nonspecific on conventional white-light endoscopy. The purpose of this article is to present a general overview of the current developments and possible clinical roles of light-induced fluorescence endoscopy as an adjunct to routine diagnostic endoscopy to enhance screening and surveillance for premalignant and malignant gastrointestinal lesions.

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