Diagnosis at Mayo Clinic

By Mayo Clinic Staff


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Mayo Clinic doctors use the most advanced techniques available to find colon polyps. During colonoscopy, other techniques, such as high-definition narrow band imaging or special staining, may be used to enhance polyp detection. Mayo specialists may also use a special microscope (probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy) to distinguish noncancerous from cancerous polyps. The probe provides the same level of detail as a traditional microscope outside the body.

Aug. 12, 2014