· Explains the role of ultrasound in acute and chronic gastrointestinal
diseases, including rarer conditions
· Covers the most recent developments and technical advances in gastrointestinal ultrasound
· Includes numerous illustrations and valuable supplementary material
· Written by distinguished experts in the field
This is the second, updated and extended edition of a well-received book that offers a comprehensive overview of ultrasonographic imaging of acute and chronic gastrointestinal diseases, including acute abdomen, appendicitis, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel diseases, neoplasms and masses, infections, malabsorption syndromes, and rare conditions. The value of ultrasound in each disorder is clearly explained and illustrated, and limitations identified. Information is also provided on recent technical developments and ultrasound applications that are likely to become of increasing importance, such as functional and 3D ultrasound, contrast agents and intraoperative ultrasound, elastography, and transperineal ultrasound. The authors are all distinguished experts in the topics they address. Ultrasound of the Gastrointestinal Tract will be a helpful guide in daily practice not only for radiologists but also for gastroenterologists, abdominal surgeons, pediatricians, and oncologists.
Table of contents
Part I: Acute Abdomen.- Part II: Chronic InflammatoryBowel Diseases.- Part III: Infections.- Part IV: Neoplasm.- Part V: Procedures and Technical Developments.- Part VI: Transperineal Ultrasound.