Endoscopic ultrasound for the characterization and staging of rectal cancer. Current state of the method. Technological advances and perspectives.

@article{Gersak2015EndoscopicUF,
  title={Endoscopic ultrasound for the characterization and staging of rectal cancer. Current state of the method. Technological advances and perspectives.},
  author={Mariana M Gersak and Radu Badea and Florin Graur and Nadim Al Hajja and Luminiţa Furcea and Sorin Marian Dudea},
  journal={Medical ultrasonography},
  year={2015},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={227-34}
}
Endoscopic ultrasound is the most accurate type of examination for the assessment of rectal tumors. Over the years, the method has advanced from gray-scale examination to intravenous contrast media administration and to different types of elastography. The multimodal approach of tumors (transrectal, transvaginal) is adapted to each case. 3D ultrasound is… CONTINUE READING