Ramkrishna CARE hospitals having facility of Endosonography. The 360 degree scanning range of the radial ecoendoscope offers the advantage of full panoramic view, a Doppler functionality to display blood flow dynamics inside the blood vessels.
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is a medical procedure in which endoscopy (insertion of a probe into a hollow organ) is combined with ultrasound to obtain images of the internal organs in the chest, abdomen and colon. It can be used to visualize the walls of these organs, or to look at adjacent structures. Combined with Doppler imaging, nearby blood vessels can also be evaluated.
Endoscopic ultrasonography is most commonly used in the upper digestive tract and in the respiratory system. The procedure is performed by gastroenterologists or pulmonologists who have had extensive training. For the patient, the procedure feels almost identical to the endoscopic procedure without the ultrasound part, unless ultrasound-guided biopsy of deeper structures is performed.
The quality of the image produced is directly proportional to the frequency used. Therefore, a high frequency produces a better image. However, high frequency ultrasound does not penetrate as well as lower frequency ultrasound so that the examination of the nearby organs may be more difficult.