EUS – Endoscopic Ultrasonography

EUS allows your doctor to examine the lining and the walls of your upper and lower gastrointestinal tract. The upper tract is the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum: the lower tract includes your colon and rectum. EUS is also used to study internal organs that lie next to the gastrointestinal tract, such as the gall bladder and pancreas. Your endoscopist will use a thin, flexible tube called an endoscope which he will pass through your mouth or anus to the area to be examined while you are under conscious sedation. Your doctor then will turn on the ultrasound component to produce sound waves that create visual images of the digestive tract.

Why is EUS done?
Why is EUS used for patients with cancer?
Preparation for EUS
Arriving at the hospital
Current Medications and Allergies
What to expect
After the examination
Possible complications