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A Journal on Diseases of the Respiratory System
Official Journal of the Italian Society of Thoracic Endoscopy
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index
Minerva Pneumologica 2007 June;46(2):81-91
Endobronchial ultrasound by radial and linear scannino
Herth F. J. F.
Department of Internal Medicine, Pneumology and Critical Care Medicine Thoraxklinik University of Heidelberg Heidelberg, Germany
Endobronchial ultrasound has become a major advance in bronchoscopy. Substantial scientific evidence has confirmed its usefulness in lung cancer diagnosis and staging as well as in other clinical settings. It is of growing importance that endoscopists can perform and interpret this imaging method accurately in order to optimize diagnosis and treatment of their patients. The present article provides a practical and comprehensible review of the technique and its main indications.