© 2014

Ultrasound of the Gastrointestinal Tract

  • Giovanni Maconi
  • Gabriele Bianchi Porro

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Also part of the Diagnostic Imaging book sub series (Med Radiol Diagn Imaging)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Giovanni Maconi, Caterina Rigazio, Elena Ercole
    Pages 1-6
  3. Caterina Rigazio, Elena Ercole, Giovanni Maconi
    Pages 7-17
  4. Norbert Gritzmann
    Pages 21-28
  5. Giovanni Maconi
    Pages 29-36
  6. Norbert Gritzmann
    Pages 37-43
  7. Jae Hoon Lim
    Pages 45-51
  8. S. Boopathy Vijayaraghavan
    Pages 53-69
  9. Etienne Danse
    Pages 71-75
  10. Giovanni Maconi, Federica Furfaro
    Pages 77-81
  11. Christoph Dietrich, Stefan Klein
    Pages 83-92
  12. Giovanni Maconi
    Pages 95-108
  13. Giovanni Maconi
    Pages 109-118
  14. Mirella Fraquelli
    Pages 119-127
  15. Michela Monteleone, Francesco Esposito, Gabriella Carnevale, Giovanni Maconi
    Pages 135-140
  16. Giovanni Maconi, Luciano Tarantino
    Pages 143-148
  17. Dong Ho Lee, Jae Hoon Lim
    Pages 149-154
  18. Etienne Danse, Daphne Geukens
    Pages 155-159
  19. S. Boopathy Vijayaraghavan
    Pages 161-165

About this book


This is the second, updated and extended edition of a well-received book that offers a comprehensive overview of ultrasonographic imaging of acute and chronic gastrointestinal diseases, including acute abdomen, appendicitis, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel diseases, neoplasms and masses, infections, malabsorption syndromes, and rare conditions. The value of ultrasound in each disorder is clearly explained and illustrated, and limitations identified. Information is also provided on recent technical developments and ultrasound applications that are likely to become of increasing importance, such as functional and 3D ultrasound, contrast agents and intraoperative ultrasound, elastography, and transperineal ultrasound. The authors are all distinguished experts in the topics they address. Ultrasound of the Gastrointestinal Tract will be a helpful guide in daily practice not only for radiologists but also for gastroenterologists, abdominal surgeons, pediatricians, and oncologists.


Abdomen Bowel diseases Gastrointestinal tract Ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • Giovanni Maconi
    • 1
  • Gabriele Bianchi Porro
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipto. GastroenterologiaUniversità Milano-Bicocca Ospedale Luigi SaccoMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Centro Diagnostico ItalianoMilanItaly

About the editors

Giovanni Maconi gained his MD cum laude from the University of Pavia in 1989 and obtained a Postgraduate Degree in Gastroenterology cum laude from the Catholic University of Rome in 1993. He subsequently worked as a Registrar, Senior Registrar and Research Fellow in the Gastrointestinal Unit of the “Luigi Sacco” University Hospital, Milan. Since 2006 he has been Associate Professor of Gastroenterology at that hospital. Dr. Maconi is a member of the editorial boards for the Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, Digestive and Liver Disease, World Journal of Gastroenterology, and Journal of Ultrasound. He is a referee for numerous other journals and has also acted as a reviewer for Broad Medical Research Program (Los Angeles, USA) and the Wellcome Trust (London, UK). He has authored more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals, most of which have related to ultrasound and gastroenterology. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Ultrasound of the Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Editors Giovanni Maconi
    Gabriele Bianchi Porro
  • Series Title Medical Radiology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Medical Radiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-31982-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-50037-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-31983-9
  • Series ISSN 0942-5373
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-4187
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XIV, 289
  • Number of Illustrations 400 b/w illustrations, 100 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Imaging / Radiology
    Diagnostic Radiology
    Internal Medicine
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