Techniques of Imaging of the Aorta and Its First Order Branches by Endoscopic Ultrasound (With Videos)

Endosc Ultrasound. Apr-Jun 2015;4(2):98-108. doi: 10.4103/2303-9027.156722.

Abstract

Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) is a useful modality for imaging of the blood vessels of the mediastinum and abdomen. The aorta acts as an important home base during EUS imaging. The aorta and its branches are accessible by standard angiographic methods, but endosonography also provides a unique opportunity to evaluate the aorta and its branches. This article describes the techniques of imaging of different part of the aorta by EUS.

Keywords: Aorta; blood vessel; branch; endoscopic ultrasound; imaging.