List of Contributors. Preface. Section I: Projects and Perspectives. 1. Cortical imaging of visceral function and disease; P. Enck, et al. 2. Minilaparoscopy - a new diagnostic tool; J.M. Zeeh, et al. 3. Laparoscopy and endoscopy - do they traverse? H. Feussner. Section II: Image and Evidence. 4. Chronic pancreatitis: and evident role for endoscopy; J. Deviere, J.-M. Dumonceau. 5. Endosonograpy - what are the diagnostic advantages? R.H. Hawes. Section III: Procedure and Perception. 6. What is the time required for a good endoscopy? Time of training; G.A. Lehman. 7. Improved gastrointestinal imaging - improved outcome for the patients? S. Hollerbach. 8. Was erwartet der Chirurg von der praoperativen Bildgebung bei Lebertumoren? T. Becker, et al. Section IV: Co-existence of Imaging Techniques. 9. Scintigraphy/position Emission Tomatography (PET) complementary support for endoscopy? W.H. Knapp, et al. 10. Magnetic resonance imaging. A substitute for endoscopy; H.E. Adamek, et al. 11. Three-dimensional (3D): from sectional image to 3D model; M.A. Barish. Section V: Network Systems. 12. Training models - why and how? S. Bar-Meir. 13. The minimal standard terminology for digestive endoscopy: introduction to structured reporting; M. Delvaux. Section VI: Ultrasound. 14. Ultrasound in diffuse liver disease; L. Bolondi, et al. 15. Use of ultrasound contrast agents in hepatology; A. Lim, et al. 16. Interventional therapy of liver cancer; T. Livraghi. 17. Clinical role of ultrasound in biliary disease; S. Wagner. 18. Diagnostic approach to unclear liver tumours; J. Schoelmerich. Section IVV: Imaging New Technologies. 19. Fluorescense endoscopy in gastroenterology; H. Messmann, E. Endlicher. 20. Chromoendoscopy; M.I. Canto. 21. CT or MRI-based virtual colonography; A.G. Schreyer, H. Herfarth. 22. Three-dimensional endoscopy; T. Thormahlen, et al. Section VIII: New Endoscopic Equipment New Visual Perspectives? 23. Wireless capsule endoscopy; A. Glukhovsky, H. Jacob. 24. Colonoscopy improved performance? C.B. Williams. 25. When is enteroscopy useful? G. Gay. 26. Focal point: oesophago-cardial transition; H.W. Boyce. Index.