EFSUMB Recommendations and Guidelines for Gastrointestinal Ultrasound Part 1: Examination Techniques and Normal Findings (Long version)


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.

Keywords: guideline; ultrasound; gastrointestinal; examination technique; normal variants; EFSUMB recommendations; guidelines for gastrointestinal ultrasound; examination techniques; normal findings; equipment and examination modalities; B-mode; Doppler techniques; contrast-enhanced ultrasound; elastography; investigator training and learning curve; scanning; graded compression; fluid use; safety; anatomy and sonographic findings; bowel wall; wall thickness; wall layers; superior and inferior mesenteric artery; intramural vessels; local perfusion; small and large bowel; blood supply; lumen; peri-intestinal features; mesentery; omentum; lymph nodes; reporting on the examination; clinical applications

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Publishing organization(s):

EFSUMB (European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology)

Scientific area:

Radiology & Imaging

This item can be cited as: Published online: 2016 Ultraschall in Med; PMID 27604052


  • Format
    • Standards and Guidelines
  • Language
    • English
  • UEG Week Pathway
    • Radiology & Imaging
  • Year
    • 2016