Blue Laser Imaging, Blue Light Imaging, and Linked Color Imaging for the Detection and Characterization of Colorectal Tumors.

Yoshida N 1 , Dohi O 1 , Inoue K 1 , Yasuda R 1 , Murakami T 1 , Hirose R 1 , Inoue K 1 , Naito Y 1 , Inada Y 2 , Ogiso K 3 , Morinaga Y 4 , Kishimoto M4 , Rani RA 5 , Itoh Y 1 .

Gut Liver. 2018 Dec 4. doi: 10.5009/gnl18276. [Epub ahead of print]

Abstract:A laser endoscopy system was developed in 2012. The system allows blue laser imaging (BLI), BLI-bright, and linked color imaging (LCI) to be performed as modes of narrow-band light observation; these modes have been reported to be useful for tumor detection and characterization. Furthermore, an innovative endoscopy system using four-light emitting diode (LED) multilight technology was released in 2016 to 2017 in some areas in which laser endoscopes have not been approved for use, including the United States and Europe. This system enables blue light imaging (this is also known as BLI) and LCI with an LED light source instead of a laser light source. Several reports have shown that these modes have improved tumor detection. In this paper, we review the efficacy of BLI and LCI with laser and LED endoscopes in tumor detection and characterization.

1 Department of Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
2 Department of Gastroenterology, Fukuchiyama City Hospital, Kyoto
3 Department of Gastroenterology, Osaka General Hospital of West Japan Railway Company, Osaka
4 Department of Surgical Pathology, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
5 Gastroenterology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia