Endosonography

Endosonography

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Following the development of gray-scale imaging, real-time scanning, Doppler examination, and high-frequency sonography, endosonography is one of the latest major breakthroughs in the history of diagnostic ultrasound. Although early attempts at inserting ultrasound transducers in natural cavities of the body can be traced back more than two decades, only in the past few years has technology allowed the development and commercialization of effective, easy-to-use endosono- scopic probes. Because the transducer can be placed in direct contact with or close to lesions, high frequencies (up to ~2 MHz) can be used, yielding cross-sectional images of unsurpassed resolution. The availability of specially designed intracorporeal probes for specific natural cavities that are routinely explored by conventional (optical) endoscopy or palpation has significantly expanded the diagnostic applications of sonography. Transrectal and transvaginal examinations are now performed routinely in many institutions, and virtually all sonographic equipment manufac- turers have in their line of products at least one endorectal and one endovaginal transducer. Most endosonoscopic probes connect to existing scanners, and for radiology departments, the invest- ment for transrectal or transvaginal scanning will usually be limited to the purchase of the specific probe. In this book, clinical applications of endosonography (excluding transesophageal echocardio- graphy) are covered by European and North American experts. Current equipment and techniques of examination are described in detail to help newcomers get started in the field of endosonography.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 200 pages
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1989 ed.
  • 200 p.
  • 0792300475
  • 9780792300472

Table of contents

1. General considerations on endosonographic equipment.- 2. Upper abdominal endoscopic sonography.- 3. Endoscopic sonography of the esophagus.- 4. Laparoscopic sonography.- 5. Endosonography of the rectum.- 6. Transrectal sonography of the prostate.- 7. Transurethral sonography.- 8. Transvaginal sonography of micturition and urinary incontinence.- 9. Transvaginal sonography in gynecology.- 10. Transvaginal sonography in obstetrics.- 11. Transvaginal sonography in infertility.- Index of subjects.
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Review quote

`Fur den Ultraschallspezialisten, der sich auch mit der Endosonographie befassen moechte, ist das vorliegende Werk, das sich durch klaren Text und sehr gutes Bildmaterial auszeichnet, eine hervorragende Einstiegslekture.'
Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Roentgenstrahlen 154 (2) 1991

`This book will be valuable for radiologists and other specialists who are considering entering endosonography.'
Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal 42 (2) April 1991

`This book is recommended to practicing radiologists and clinicans who want to begin working in the field of endosonography and desire a basic overview of this imaging modality.'
Gastrointestinal Radiology 17, 1992
`... recommended for anyone who desires a rapid overview of endosonography. In general, the test is well written, and the entire volume can be read easily in one day.'
American Journal of Roentgenology, December 1990
`Overall, this is an interesting book that will dazzle the reader unaccustomed to endocavitary ultrasound by the resolution that can be achieved. ... the radiologist who wants to keep abreast of technological progress will want to read the book ...'
Radiology, 1991
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