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Volume 7 |Article ID 390491 |

Marc Giovannini, "Endosonography: New Developments in 2006", The Scientific World Journal, vol. 7, Article ID 390491, 23 pages, 2007.

Endosonography: New Developments in 2006

Academic Editor: Manoop S. Bhutani
Received11 Oct 2006
Revised21 Nov 2006
Accepted22 Dec 2006


Recent progress of the data processing applied to ultrasound (US) examination made it possible to develop new software. The US workstation of the last generation thus incorporated a computer into their center that allowed a very precise treatment of the US image. This made it possible to work out new images like three-dimensional (3-D) US, the US of contrast-harmonic associated with the intravenous injection with product with contrast for US, and finally even more recently, elastography. These techniques, currently quite elaborate in percutaneous US, are to be adapted and evaluated with echoendoscopy (EUS).We thus will approach the 3-D EUS successively, then the contribution of the products of contrast for US with the pancreatic EUS, and finally, elastography guided by endosonography.

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