Endoscopy Photo Gallery

Use of the NASPGHAN Internet Image Library

The NASPGHAN internet image library is produced for the purpose of education, teaching and training for pediatric gastroenterologists. The library's function is to serve as a repository for interesting, unique and unusual images that may aid a gastroenterologist in teaching or in making a diagnosis. All images are accompanied by a brief description have undergone a review process before being posted to the NASPGHAN library website.

Interesting or unique images may be submitted to the endoscopy committee for consideration to be included in the endoscopy internet library. All submitted images will undergo a review process before being placed in the library.

Submission procedure

I. Endoscopic, Pathologic, Radiographic Images

  1. Interesting or unique images may be submitted to the NASPGHAN procedure committee. The images should be sent to the head of the endoscopy library committee, currently Harpreet Pall, MD
  2. Images must not contain any identifying patient information.
  3. The submission of images must be approved by your hospital Institutional Review Board. In most cases, a special consent is not required as the consent for endoscopy usually contains a statement that explains that endoscopy photographs (without identifying data) may be utilized for educational purposes.
  4. All images will undergo a review process by 3 committee members.
  5. Images must be sent via email in a JPEG format.
  6. A short title should be provided. In addition, a brief, written description must accompany the image. The narrative should succinctly summarize the essential components of the image for the audience. At a minimum, it should include essential, historical information (without identifying data); the disease process; the gastrointestinal location; and any other visual or endoscopic details that may help the viewer properly identify the disorder. The initials of the submitting physician should also be included in parenthesis. (see examples in image library)
  7. At least 3 key words should be included for future indexing (Example: an image of eosinophilic esophagitis should have the following key words: esophagus, eosinophils, esophagitis, allergy)
  8. For certain images, corresponding pathological histology may provide additional information.
  9. Images may be downloaded from the library for teaching purposes; however, use of the images for publication cannot occur unless permission is obtained from the submitting physician and consent is obtained from the patient or patient's guardian.