Ultrasound of the Gastrointestinal Tract

  • Giovanni Maconi
  • Gabriele Bianchi Porro

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Acute Abdomen

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Norbert Gritzmann
      Pages 3-10
    3. Giovanni Maconi, Elisa Radice, Gabriele Bianchi Porro
      Pages 11-18
    4. Norbert Gritzmann
      Pages 19-25
    5. Jae Hoon Lim
      Pages 27-34
    6. S. Boopathy Vijayaraghavan
      Pages 35-54
    7. Etienne Danse
      Pages 55-58
  3. Chronic Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Giovanni Maconi, Elisa Radice, Gabriele Bianchi Porro
      Pages 61-71
    3. Giovanni Maconi, Salvatore Greco, Gabriele Bianchi Porro
      Pages 73-81
  4. Malabsorption

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Mirella Fraquelli
      Pages 85-91
  5. Infections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Giovanni Maconi, Luciano Tarantino, Gabriele Bianchi Porro
      Pages 101-107
    3. Dong Ho Lee, Jae Hoon Lim
      Pages 109-114
    4. Etienne Danse, Daphne Geukens
      Pages 115-119
    5. S. Boopathy Vijayaraghavan
      Pages 121-125
  6. Neoplasm

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127

About this book


Transabdominal ultrasound has become accepted in clinical practice as a primary imaging procedure in the diagnostic work-up and follow-up of various disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the use of ultrasound in the imaging of acute and chronic inflammatory conditions of the gastrointestinal tract as well as of neoplastic and infectious diseases. The specific ultrasound features of gastrointestinal disorders are explained, and the value and limits of ultrasound are discussed.

Each chapter provides a description of the findings obtained with ultrasound imaging, with inclusion of alternative diagnostic imaging methods for comparative purposes. Specific technical developments and applications of ultrasound relevant to studies of the gastrointestinal tract, such as functional and 3D ultrasound, contrast agents and operative ultrasound, are also discussed.

All authors are considered authorities in their specific fields, and the book includes many high-quality illustrations and the most up-to-date information.


Tumor acute abdomen biopsy bowel digestive disease gastrointestinal tract imaging infectious diseases ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • Giovanni Maconi
    • 1
  • Gabriele Bianchi Porro
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Clinical Sciences‘L. Sacco’ University HospitalMilanoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-49841-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-25826-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-49841-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
  • About this book