EUS a great discovery in the field of intervention Gastroenterology- Varadarajulu

04 October, Bhubaneswar


Dr Shyam Varadarajulu, an expert in the Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) technology, today said the EUS is one of the great discovery in the field of intervention Gastroenterology and extremely accurate in diagnosing and treating diseases in the internal organs like chest, abdomen and colon.

Talking to newsmen here, Dr Varadarajulu said “now with EUS we can actually see the root cause of diseases and hence treatment is much more accurate,”

He said, experts were looking to develop Endoscopic ET scans and MRI scans too. The reason is, EUS is very accurate and specific,”the expert remarked.

Dr Varadarajulu was imparting training to a group of doctors drawn from different parts of the country in the latest EUS technology at the IMS and SUM Hospital here since Monday.

The four-day advanced EUS workshop was organised by the department of Gastroenterology of IMS and SUM Hospital.

EUS or Endo-ultrasonography is a medical procedure in which endosonocopy (insertion of a probe into a hollow organ) is combined with high resolution ultrasound to obtain images of the internal organs in the chest, abdomen and colon, much better than CT and MRI.

Diseases deep inside the chest and abdomen are diagnosed very accurately by this technology. Tissue sample or biopsy obtained from deep structures very safely leading to correct diagnosis of cancers and other diseases.

The greatest advantage of this advanced technology is to perform different blood less surgeries inside the chest and abdomen extremely safely and patients are discharged the same day. It helps to provide palliative treatment for very advanced cancers, thus improving the quality of life.

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