Endoscoy is a key element of modern Gastroenterology. It has experienced a huge development in the last decades. In a short period of time, gastrointestinal endoscopy has evolved from to be just a diagnostic test to offer to the physicians an enormous amount of therapeutic possibilities. Technological evolution has allowed than new techniques, as endoscopic ultrasound or ERCP, have opened new fields in Medicine. One of the last frontiers of the human body, the small bowel, is now at our reach with the capsule endoscopy and the double balloon enteroscope.
Obviously, a technique based in the visualization of images implies that the physician must see many of them to became familiar both with normal anatomy and with the different pathological entities that we can find in our daily work.
All these changes have implicated more effort to keep physicians up-dated. Every physician performing endoscopy use to see from time to time a finding without a clear diagnosis. Doubts are part of the daily work of the endoscopist. Every endoscopist must consult an image Atlas occasionally to resolve uncommon or difficult cases.
Internet has transferred knowledge from books and libraries to every computer and nowadays even to a mobile phone or pad. The Web does possible the immediate access to information and facilitates the consultation of every question.
Email allows the exchange of information between health professionals in a fast and simple way. Transference of experiences increases our medical knowledge and this is the main purpose of this Atlas.