Experience with a catheter-based ultrasound probe in the bile duct and pancreas.

@article{Gress1995ExperienceWA,
  title={Experience with a catheter-based ultrasound probe in the bile duct and pancreas.},
  author={Frank G. Gress and Y. K. Chen and Stuart T Sherman and Thomas J Savides and Syed Adil Asif Zaidi and Philip E Jaffe and Glen A. Lehman and M J Wonn and Robert Holbrook Hawes},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={1995},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={178-84}
}
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Complete examination of the biliary tree and pancreatic duct may be difficult or unsuccessful using conventional imaging instruments. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the cannulation success rate, clinical utility, and safety of a new catheter-based ultrasound probe (CBUSP) used in the biliary tree and pancreas. PATIENTS AND METHODS The probes used in this study are manufactured by Microvasive (Watertown, MA, U.S.A.) and were 6.2 Fr in diameter, operated at… CONTINUE READING