Thursday, 7 June 2018

New gastroenterology facility gets to work | Otago Daily Times Online News

#Track 6: Recent advancement in Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology has emerged from the backwoods of medical specialties only over the past 20 years. The influences behind this rapid transformation have been twofold. Firstly, the massive improvement in the technology of diagnosis, through radiology but especially in the use of #fibreoptic endoscopy. #Radioimmunoassay(RIA) is a very sensitive in vitro assay technique used to measure concentrations of substances, usually measuring antigen concentrations. In recent studies, it was found that RIA plays a major role in treating gastrointestinal disoders. #Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (#ERCP) is a technique that combines the use of endoscopy and fluoroscopy to diagnose and treat certain problems of the biliary or pancreatic ductal systems. Pancreatic tumors no longer represent a valid diagnostic indication for #ERCP unless they cause bile duct obstruction and jaundice. ERCP can be used in the Removal of stones or other #biliary debris.


New gastroenterology facility gets to work | Otago Daily Times Online News

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