"Endosonography" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Ultrasonography of internal organs using an ultrasound transducer sometimes mounted on a fiberoptic endoscope. In endosonography the transducer converts electronic signals into acoustic pulses or continuous waves and acts also as a receiver to detect reflected pulses from within the organ. An audiovisual-electronic interface converts the detected or processed echo signals, which pass through the electronics of the instrument, into a form that the technologist can evaluate. The procedure should not be confused with ENDOSCOPY which employs a special instrument called an endoscope. The "endo-" of endosonography refers to the examination of tissue within hollow organs, with reference to the usual ultrasonography procedure which is performed externally or transcutaneously.
- Endoscopy, Echo
- Echo Endoscopies
- Endoscopies, Echo
- Ultrasonic Endoscopy
- Echo Endoscopy
- Endoscopy, Ultrasonic
- Endoscopies, Ultrasonic
- Ultrasonic Endoscopies
- Ultrasonography, Endoscopic
- Endoscopic Ultrasonography
- Endoscopic Ultrasonographies
- Ultrasonographies, Endoscopic
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