Linear array echoendoscopy in cancer management

Eugene Trowers

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Endoscopic ultrasonography provides the endosonographer the best of both worlds. Not only can one visualize structures endoscopically, but also one can see through the gut wall and better define the extent of disease and more effectively plan therapy. Linear array echoendoscopy produces a scanning plane, which is parallel to the the long axis of the endoscope. Hence, endosonography-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy (EUS FNA), endosonography-guided fine needle injection (EUS FNI), duplex endosonography, and endosonography -guided celiac plexus neurolysis (EUS CPN) can be performed. The role of linear array echoendoscopy in cancer staging and management will be critically reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-353
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2002
EventLasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems XII - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 19 2002Jan 22 2002


  • Cancer staging
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Fine needle aspiration
  • Linear array echoendoscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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