Interventional endoscopic ultrasonography for pancreatic cancer.

  title={Interventional endoscopic ultrasonography for pancreatic cancer.},
  author={Kazuo Hara and Kenji Yamao and Nobumasa Mizuno and Susumu Hijioka and Akira Sawaki and Masahiro Tajika and Hiroki Kawai and Shinya Kondo and Yasuhiro Shimizu and Yasumasa Niwa},
  journal={World journal of clinical oncology},
  volume={2 2},
Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) represents the combination of endoscopy and intraluminal ultrasonography. This allows use of a high-frequency transducer (5-20 MHz) that, due to the short distance to the target lesion, provides ultrasonographic images of higher resolution than those obtained from other imaging modalities, including multiple-detector-row-computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and positron emission tomography. EUS is now a widely accepted modality for diagnosing… CONTINUE READING