Recommendation ID

Data collection and analysis are recommended to monitor the effect on endoscopy and histopathology services of using virtual chromoendoscopy instead of  histopathology to assess diminutive polyps. Measures may include:
- the length of time to do colonoscopies
- the number of polyps sent for histopathology analysis
- cost savings or workload reductions associated with reductions in histopathology.

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)


Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Virtual chromoendoscopy to assess colorectal polyps during colonoscopy
Date issued
May 2017

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   Yes  
Last Reviewed 31/05/2017