With advanced medical procedures, doctors are able to look inside a human body without surgical interventions. This means they can diagnose problems and treat diseases in minimum time, with reduced risk. One such procedure is endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) that combines endoscopy with ultrasound imaging, and allows your doctor to examine organs in or around your digestive tract.
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is a low-risk diagnostic procedure where a specially adapted ultrasound probe is placed on the end of an endoscope to obtain high-quality images of the digestive tract and its surrounding organs with minimal invasion. EUS is a combination of two procedures:
Like traditional endoscopies, EUS is a lighted, flexible tube with a tiny camera attached to it. During the procedure, the endoscope is attached to an ultrasound device. These cameras are passed through the mouth into the stomach, lungs, liver, bladder and other organs to provide doctors a close-up view of the gastrointestinal tract for examination and diagnosis. The procedure lasts for about 30 minutes and you will receive a report at the end informing you of all the results.
Why Endoscopic Ultrasound Is Done?
Your doctor may perform EUS for several reasons with various purposes, mainly for the diagnosis of digestive disorders. EUS is now frequently done to:
During EUS for biopsy, your doctor will thread a thin needle through the endoscope to take out tissue or fluid sample and send that to a lab for analysis. Biopsy helps determine the presence of cancer or evaluate how far it has extended to affect other organs.
Advantages of an Endoscopic Ultrasound:
The advantages of EUS over traditional abdominal ultrasound scan, MRI or CT scan, and other diagnostic tests are well recognised. Some of the benefits offered are:
It’s normal to experience nervousness before undergoing a medical procedure. However, tests like Endoscopic ultrasound are important towards getting patients accurate diagnosis for the right treatment they need. No matter what your test results are, you will be confident of the care and support you receive at American Hospital Dubai.
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