Real-time analysis of colorectal polyps during coloscopy
The LLTech device was used this week under real coloscopy conditions at Cochin Hospital, Paris. Excised polyps were imaged within minutes by FFOCT in the coloscopy room, and the images transmitted to the pathologist office through the hospital network. The pathologist could thus give a feedback to the endoscopist during the coloscopy on the malignancy of the polyp.
Note: this experiment was conducted under a research study, which did not alter the patient management.