Ultraschall in 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 Nylund1, Giovanni Maconi2, Alois Hollerweger3, Tomas Ripolles4, Nadia Pallotta5, Antony Higginson6, Carla Serra7, Christoph F. Dietrich8, Ioan Sporea9, Adrian Saftoiu10, Klaus Dirks11, Trygve Hausken12, Emma Calabrese13, Laura Romanini14, Christian Maaser15, Dieter Nuernberg16, Odd Helge Gilja17
  • 1National Centre for Ultrasound in Gastroenterology, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway
  • 2Gastroenterology Unit, Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, “L.Sacco” University Hospital, Milan, Italy
  • 3Department of Radiology, Hospital Barmherzige Brüder, Salzburg, Austria
  • 4Department of Radiology, Hospital Universitario Doctor Peset, Valencia, Spain
  • 5Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties, Sapienza University of Rome, Roma, Italy
  • 6Department of Radiology, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Portsmouth, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • 7Department of Digestive System, Sant'Orsola-Malpighi Hospital and University of Bologna, Italy
  • 8Department of Internal Medicine 2, Caritas Krankenhaus, Bad Mergentheim, Germany
  • 9Dept. of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, "Victor Babes", University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timisoara, Romania
  • 10Research Center of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania
  • 11Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine, Rems-Murr-Klinikum Winnenden, Germany
  • 12Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Bergen, and Department of Medicine, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway
  • 13Gastroenterology Unit, Department of Systems Medicine, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Roma, Italy
  • 14Dept. of Radiology, Radiologia 1, Spedali Civili di Brescia, Italy
  • 15Outpatients Department of Gastroenterology, University Teaching Hospital Lueneburg, Germany
  • 16Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Brandenburg Medical School, Neuruppin, Germany
  • 17National 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 (eFirst)

Abstract

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.

Zusammenfassung

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.