Endoscopic ultrasound: State-of-the-art GI tumor staging

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Abstract

Videoendoscopy has truly enlarged the scope of diagnostic and therapeutic gastroenterology. However, videoendoscopic examinations are limited to the mucosal surface. Endoscopic ultrasound allows the endoscopist a view beyond the intestinal wall which opens the door to a variety of new gastroenterologic techniques. The evaluation of plain images in combination with contrast-enhanced images has been found to be helpful when applied to CT and MRI. A similar advantage may be found for endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) studies. The efficacy of EUS with and without contrast enhancement is critically reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Pages402-411
Number of pages10
Volume3590
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems IX - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 23 1999Jan 24 1999

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OtherProceedings of the 1999 Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems IX
CitySan Jose, CA, USA
Period1/23/991/24/99

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Trowers, E. A. (1999). Endoscopic ultrasound: State-of-the-art GI tumor staging. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 3590, pp. 402-411). Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.