Endobronchial Ultrasound

An Atlas and Practical Guide

  • Felix J. F. Herth
  • Armin Ernst

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. David Feller-Kopman
    Pages 1-11
  3. Jed A. Gorden
    Pages 13-24
  4. Gaetane C. Michaud
    Pages 25-43
  5. Sidhu P. Gangadharan
    Pages 45-59
  6. Kazuhiro Yasufuku
    Pages 119-144
  7. Armin Ernst, Mandeep S. Sawhney
    Pages 145-151
  8. Mark Krasnik
    Pages 153-163
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 165-169

About this book

Introduction

It has been 25 years since the first reports on endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) began to appear in the medical literature. The technology involves placing an ultrasound transducer at the tip of an endoscope, which allows for ultrasound imaging to be performed from within the gastrointestinal (GI) lumen. It became quickly apparent that for purposes of thoracic applications and cancer staging that smaller and dedicated bronchoscopes for ultrasound imaging and procedure guidance was required and subsequently were developed. Progress in instrumentation design and clinical research continue to expand the potential utility of this still relatively new method.

Current indications for EBUS and EUS in oncology can be divided into several main categories: cancer staging; tumor diagnosis and guidance of therapeutic interventions .

All the authors of Endobronchial Ultrasound: An Atlas and Practical Guide have helped to establish the field, are well published and have taught multiple courses in bronchoscopy and endobronchial ultrasound for many years, helping to disseminate the prerequisite knowledge in order to properly apply the technology for patients.. Among the topics these experts discuss are:

basic principles of TBNA - staging principles in lung cancer - technique and anatomy of radial ultrasound - ultrasound for interventional procedures - ultrasound for peripheral lesions - EBUS TBNA bronchoscopy - ultrasound as a therapeutic instrument

Endobronchial ultrasound has received explosive attention amongst pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons and gastroenterologists over the past few years and technical modifications continue to lead to the potential for ubiquitious use

Keywords

Biopsy Cancer staging Endobronchial ultrasound Fine needle aspiration biopsy Gastrointestinal cancer Interventional pulmonology Lung cancer Mesothelioma Pancreatic cancer Pulmonary endoscopy Thoracic surgery imaging ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • Felix J. F. Herth
  • Armin Ernst
  1. 1.Thoraxklinik-Heidelberg gGmbHHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterHarvard Medical SchoolBostonU.S.A.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-09437-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-09436-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-09437-3
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