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Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)

Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)

EUS is a low-risk diagnostic procedure. It combines two procedures:

• Endoscopy, during which your doctor inserts a thin, lighted tube into your body

• Ultrasound, which uses high-frequency sound waves to obtain detailed images
EUS uses a special endoscope with an ultrasound probe attached. We use EUS to evaluate and diagnose upper and lower digestive tract disorders. The procedure takes approximately 30minutes. You can return home when it is finished.

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EUS involves a doctor using an instrument called an endoscope, which has an ultrasound probe at its tip to examine the wall layers (inside and outside) of the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract.

Some uses of EUS include to:

  • Diagnose tumours of the oesophagus, stomach, duodenum, pancreas and bile ducts.
  • Diagnose some tumours of the lung.
  • Diagnose diseases of internal organs including pancreatitis or lesions of the pancreas.

Download the EUS Fact Sheet for information regarding EUS preparation; how it’s performed and more.