Echoendoscopes provide for a powerful imaging modality and have a well-established role in the diagnosis of digestive diseases and cancer staging. Curvilinear array instruments, in particular, have advanced the role of EUS into therapeutic and interventional applications. Although the institutional financial investment to initiate an EUS program is substantial, the technique does provide for cost-effective care. Rapid technologic advances in all imaging modalities will require an ongoing effort to assess the accuracy and impact of EUS relative to other imaging techniques.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging