Endoscopic ultrasound

  • Endoscopic ultrasound
    Endoscopic ultrasound

The endoscopic ultrasound emits special sound waves which reflect off the internal organs and create a picture on the screen of the device. The technology is similar to the sonar used by marines in detecting the enemy or shoals of fish. The frequency of these sound waves is high above the human hearing range, which is also where the name ultrasound comes from.

In this examination we can see some digestive organs (liver, gallbladder, pancreas, and also large blood vessels of the stomach, spleen, kidneys, reproductive organs and prostate and testicles in men). Not so easily visible are the hollow organs, for example the stomach and intestines.

The examination is completely safe and harmless for the patient and the check-up is quick, painless and requires only a little preparation. Two to three days prior to the examination it is desirable to only eat food which does not cause flatulence and does not leave too much content in the intestines. You should arrive for the examination with an empty stomach, which means that you shouldn’t eat in the morning, so that you will have enough water in the bladder. You can take all the usual medicines.ove za razumevanje posega – kako se izvaja, s kakšnim namenom in kakšne stranske učinke lahko ima. Tekst ne more odgovoriti na vsa vaša vprašanja, zato za dodatna pojasnila vprašajte vašega osebnega zdravnika ali zdravnika izvajalca preiskave.

What is EUS and who performs it?

The purpose of EUS

Preparing for EUS

What about the medications you are taking, or allergies?

What about antibiotics?

How does an endoscopic ultrasound examination look like?

How will you feel after EUS

Possible complications after EUS

At Diagnostic Centre Bled, the mentioned examination is performed on referral or as self-pay.  More >>