Endoscopic ultrasound: Elastographic lymph node evaluation

Christoph F. Dietrich, Christian Jenssen, Paolo G. Arcidiacono, Xin Wu Cui, Marc Giovannini, Michael Hocke, Julio Iglesias-Garcia, Adrian Saftoiu, Siyu Sun, Liliana Chiorean

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Abstract

Different imaging techniques can bring different information which will contribute to the final diagnosis and further management of the patients. Even from the time of Hippocrates, palpation has been used in order to detect and characterize a body mass. The so-called virtual palpation has now become a reality due to elastography, which is a recently developed technique. Elastography has already been proving its added value as a complementary imaging method, helpful to better characterize and differentiate between benign and malignant masses. The current applications of elastography in lymph nodes (LNs) assessment by endoscopic ultrasonography will be further discussed in this paper, with a review of the literature and future perspectives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)176-190
Number of pages15
JournalEndoscopic Ultrasound
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Elastography
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Endoscopic-ultrasound elastography
  • Lymph node
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology

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    Dietrich, C. F., Jenssen, C., Arcidiacono, P. G., Cui, X. W., Giovannini, M., Hocke, M., Iglesias-Garcia, J., Saftoiu, A., Sun, S., & Chiorean, L. (2015). Endoscopic ultrasound: Elastographic lymph node evaluation. Endoscopic Ultrasound, 4(3), 176-190. https://doi.org/10.4103/2303-9027.162995