Ultraschall Med 2017; 38(03): 273-284
DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-115410
Guidelines & Recommendations
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EFSUMB Recommendations and Guidelines for Gastrointestinal Ultrasound - Part 1: Examination Techniques and Normal Findings (Short version)

EFSUMB-Empfehlungen und Leitlinien des Gastrointestinalen Ultraschalls - Teil 1: Untersuchungstechniken und Normalbefund (Kurzversion)
Kim Nylund
1   National Centre for Ultrasound in Gastroenterology, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway
Giovanni Maconi
2   Gastroenterology Unit, Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, “L.Sacco” University Hospital, Milan, Italy
Alois Hollerweger
3   Department of Radiology, Hospital Barmherzige Brüder, Salzburg, Austria
Tomas Ripolles
4   Department of Radiology, Hospital Universitario Doctor Peset, Valencia, Spain
Nadia Pallotta
5   Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties, Sapienza University of Rome, Roma, Italy
Antony Higginson
6   Department of Radiology, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Portsmouth, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Carla Serra
7   Department of Digestive System, Sant'Orsola-Malpighi Hospital and University of Bologna, Italy
Christoph F. Dietrich
8   Department of Internal Medicine 2, Caritas Krankenhaus, Bad Mergentheim, Germany
Ioan Sporea
9   Dept. of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, "Victor Babes", University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timisoara, Romania
Adrian Saftoiu
10   Research Center of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania
Klaus Dirks
11   Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine, Rems-Murr-Klinikum Winnenden, Germany
Trygve Hausken
12   Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Bergen, and Department of Medicine, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway
Emma Calabrese
13   Gastroenterology Unit, Department of Systems Medicine, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Roma, Italy
Laura Romanini
14   Dept. of Radiology, Radiologia 1, Spedali Civili di Brescia, Italy
Christian Maaser
15   Outpatients Department of Gastroenterology, University Teaching Hospital Lueneburg, Germany
Dieter Nuernberg
16   Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Brandenburg Medical School, Neuruppin, Germany
Odd Helge Gilja
17   National Centre of Ultrasound in Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Haukeland University Hospital, and Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Bergen, Norway
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Publication History

24 June 2016

09 August 2016

Publication Date:
07 September 2016 (online)


In October 2014 the European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology formed a Gastrointestinal Ultrasound (GIUS) task force group to promote the use of GIUS in a clinical setting. One of the main objectives of the task force group was to develop clinical recommendations and guidelines for the use of GIUS under the auspices of EFSUMB. The first part, gives an overview of the examination techniques for GIUS recommended by experts in the field. It also presents the current evidence for the interpretation of normal sonoanatomical and physiological features as examined with different ultrasound modalities.


Im Oktober 2014 bildete die „European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology“ einen Arbeitskreis „Gastrointestinaler Ultraschall“ (GIUS), um den Einsatz des GIUS in der klinischen Praxis voranzutreiben. Eines der Hauptziele des Arbeitskreises war die Erarbeitung klinischer Empfehlungen und Leitlinien für den Einsatz des GIUS unter der Schirmherrschaft des EFSUMB. Der erste Teil gibt einen Überblick über die Untersuchungsmethoden des GIUS, wie er von Experten auf diesem Gebiet empfohlen wurde. Außerdem wird die derzeit aktuelle Evidenz für die Interpretation normaler sonoanatomischer und physiologischer Merkmale, wie sie mit unterschiedlichen Ultraschallmethoden untersucht wurden, präsentiert.

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