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AGA White Paper: Optimizing Endoscopic Ultrasound–Guided Tissue Acquisition and Future Directions

Published:October 23, 2017DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cgh.2017.10.020
      In December 2015, the American Gastroenterological Association’s Center for GI Innovation and Technology (CGIT) conducted a 1-day workshop to discuss endoscopic ultrasound–guided tissue acquisition (EUS-TA), focusing on the variables that impact outcomes associated with EUS-TA, issues regarding specimen handling, and the exploratory role of EUS-TA in the field of personalized medicine. The content of the industry-sponsored workshop was developed entirely by members of the CGIT. Workshop participants constituted a range of specialists including experts in the fields of therapeutic endoscopy and EUS, cytopathology and histopathology, endoscopic training, and health care policy and thus represented a wide spectrum of stakeholders and attitudes regarding EUS-TA.

      Abbreviations used in this paper:

      CGIT (Center for GI Innovation and Technology), CI (confidence interval), EUS-TA (endoscopic ultrasound guided–tissue acquisition), FNA (fine-needle aspiration), FNB (fine-needle biopsy), GI (gastrointestinal), KIT (mast/stem cell growth factor receptor Kit gene mutations), NGS (next-generation sequencing), PDGFRA (platelet-derived growth factor receptor A), ROSE (rapid on-site evaluation)
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