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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Hot Technology - April 2019

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5 8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • A P R I L 2 0 1 9 I n order to remove a polyp or adeno- ma, you first have to see it. New tech- nologies ranging from low-tech mechanical innovations to high-tech digital solutions enhance the views of specific areas of the colon and reduce the Joe Paone | Senior Associate Editor Boost Your Adenoma Detection Rates The latest scope upgrades enhance views of the colon to highlight hard-to-spot growths. • ADENOMA DETECTION RATE According to CMS, physicians should have an ade- noma detection rate of at least 20% in women and 30% in men. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR number of adenomas that remain hidden from view behind folds and flexures. Increasing adenoma detection rates (ADR) requires visualizing all of the colon's mucosa (mucosal exposure) and being able to bet- ter spot adenomas on the mucosa you see (highlighting). That calls for a combina- tion of higher video resolution, wider viewing angles and — let's not forget this — good technique. 1. Better image quality If you're still using standard-def scopes, you're likely behind the curve in ADR. High-definition

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