What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection?

Updated: Jul 21, 2021
  • Author: Luigi Santacroce, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Imaging studies are generally not helpful in the diagnosis of H pylori infection. Otherwise, they may be useful in patients with complicated disease (eg, ulcer disease, gastric cancer, MALToma). Advanced endoscopy with clinicians properly trained in image-enhanced modalities (eg, chromoendoscopy, high-resolution magnification endoscopy) and magnification provides a high degree of diagnostic accuracy for gastritis, even before histologic confirmation, as well as for atrophic mucosa and intestinal metaplasia. [1]


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