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Endosonography MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Endosonography
Tree Number(s)
E01.370.350.850.280
Unique ID
D019160
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019160
Annotation
coordinate with organ or disease /‌diag image; do not index ENDOSCOPY or specific endoscopic technique unless also discussed
Scope Note
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.
Entry Version
ENDOSONOGR
Entry Term(s)
Echo-Endoscopy
Endoscopic Ultrasonography
Endoscopy, Echo
Endoscopy, Ultrasonic
Ultrasonic Endoscopy
Ultrasonography, Endoscopic
Previous Indexing
Endoscopy (1984-1996)
Ultrasonics (1983-1984)
Ultrasonography (1984-1996)
specific endoscopic technique (1984-1996)
Public MeSH Note
97
History Note
97
Date Established
1997/01/01
Date of Entry
1996/02/12
Revision Date
2016/04/19
Endosonography Preferred
Ultrasonography, Endoscopic Narrower
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