Gastroenterology

VIDEO: WATS3D brush helps diagnose aggressive precancerous esophageal lesions

PHILADELPHIA — In this exclusive video from the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, FACG, from the University of North Carolina, talks about a study he presented on the WATS3D system.
“The main idea of WATS3D is to help us check the esophagus for precancerous lesions,” he told Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease. “We put an endoscope down into the esophagus, and we use this stiff brush to pick up a sampling of cells throughout a wide area of Barrett’s esophagus.”
Using data from patients who had at least

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