Endoscopic ultrasound


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endoscopic ultrasound

use of an ultrasound imaging device on the tip of an endoscope for evaluation of bowel wall and adjacent structures; often used for staging esophageal, gastric, pancreatic, and rectal tumors.

Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)

A medical procedure in which sound waves are sent to the stomach wall by an ultrasound probe attached to the end of an endoscope. The pattern of echoes generated by the reflected sound waves are translated into an image of the stomach wall by a computer.
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Endoscopic ultrasound and endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle biopsy for the diagnosis of malignant submucosal tumors.
While CT scans were as accurate in determining whether tumors could be successfully removed, the study found that endoscopic ultrasound was more accurate in detecting new cancers and determining the stage of the disease.
By studying families that inherit pancreatic cancer, we can understand how these precancer changes can turn into cancer over time and that endoscopic ultrasound and ERCP can help detect the family members who might be undergoing these changes.
The subject of the contract is subscription maintenance of endoscopic ultrasound equipment and sistema processing, storage and transmission of audio-visual information from medical research, and includes visits to the call setup, calibration, testing, software update, repair and perform maintenance on all devices one time every three months to ensure full functionality of the apparatus.
The successful partnership of Hitachi and Pentax Medical in endoscopic ultrasound has grown over the last two decades.
Endoscopic ultrasound FNA of pancreatic mass lesions is a relatively noninvasive method for the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.
Endoscopic ultrasound is useful for equivocal cases and has the advantage of being able to obtain a tissue diagnosis by fine-needle aspiration.
They cover equipment and general principles, including the history of the procedure and how endoscopes, devices, and units function; the diagnosis, staging, and treatment of benign and malignant luminal gastrointestinal disorders, including strictures, enteral access, ingested foreign bodies, gastroesophageal reflux, and inflammatory, infectious, and functional disorders; pancreaticobiliary disorders and advanced techniques in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) for diagnosis and management; and emerging endoscopy, including management of post-bariatric complications, natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery, and electronically enhanced endoscopy imaging.
Computed tomography, magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) and increasingly endoscopic ultrasound have become the screening methods of choice.
Staging endoscopic ultrasound was used to exclude invasive disease or suspicious lymphadenopathy.
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) are the most important endoscopic tools for imaging and accessing the pancreatic biliary system.
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) has been proposed as an alternate means of diagnosing choledocholithiasis that may eliminate the need for ERCP and its associated morbidities in certain patients.

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