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22 June 1999 Endoscopic ultrasound: state-of-the-art GI tumor staging
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Proceedings Volume 3590, Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems IX; (1999) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.350988
Event: BiOS '99 International Biomedical Optics Symposium, 1999, San Jose, CA, United States
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 imags 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.
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Eugene A. Trowers M.D. "Endoscopic ultrasound: state-of-the-art GI tumor staging", Proc. SPIE 3590, Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems IX, (22 June 1999); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.350988
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