New diagnostic technique of EUS using contrast-enhanced agents

Yoshiki Hirooka, Akihiro Itoh, Hidemi Goto

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The analysis of morphology obtained by endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) has been the main aim of EUS diagnosis. On the other hand, various disorders have their own characteristic vascularities in the digestive organs. The combination of diagnosis with morphology and vascularities is thought to be important and useful. Needless to say, the core function of EUS is ultrasonography, and EUS should follow state-of-the-art technology of ultrasonography. In this chapter, we discuss EUS angiography, contrast-enhanced EUS (CE-EUS) using the first contrast agent (Albunex), the next agent (Levovist), and the latest agent (Sonazoid).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Challenges in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
PublisherSpringer Japan
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9784431788881
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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