- 07 September 2019
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Uses of Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) for Cancer Diagnosis
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is a minimally invasive procedure for assessing gastrointestinal and lung diseases. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is a procedure that helps and allows doctors to visualize the digestive tract and surrounding tissues and organs, including the lungs. To create images of internal organs, Ultrasonography uses sound waves.
During the endoscopy procedure, a small ultrasound device installed. An endoscope is a small, instrument lighted, flexible tube with a connected camera. By placing the endoscope and camera in the upper or lower digestive tract, the doctor can obtain high-quality ultrasound images of organs.
EUS can approach the organs to study, and pictures taken with EUS are often more accurate and detailed than conventional ultrasound, which must be transmitted from outside the body. EUS is an outpatient procedure that is usually done in a hospital or clinic a day. This procedure usually takes 15 to 45 minutes. Most patients feel mildly uncomfortable.