Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is the latest major innovation in gastrointestinal endoscopy. The coupling of ultrasound with endoscopy allows visualization of the gastrointestinal mucosa and adjacent structures in such exquisite details heretofore unavailable with any other imaging modalities. EUS has made major impact on the practice of digestive diseases, particularly in the evaluation of esophageal and gastric cancer. EUS is now universally accepted as the imaging modality of choice for precise local-regional staging of these 2 malignancies. The application of EUS in esophageal and gastric cancer are described.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging