What should be known prior to performing EUS exams? (Part II).
Dietrich CF., Arcidiacono PG., Braden B., Burmeister S., Carrara S., Cui X., Leo MD., Dong Y., Fusaroli P., Gottschalk U., Healey AJ., Hocke M., Hollerbach S., Garcia JI., Ignee A., Jürgensen C., Kahaleh M., Kitano M., Kunda R., Larghi A., Möller K., Napoleon B., Oppong KW., Petrone MC., Saftoiu A., Puri R., Sahai AV., Santo E., Sharma M., Soweid A., Sun S., Bun Teoh AY., Vilmann P., Seifert H., Jenssen C.
In "What should be known prior to performing EUS exams, Part I," the authors discussed the need for clinical information and whether other imaging modalities are required before embarking EUS examinations. Herewith, we present part II which addresses some (technical) controversies how EUS is performed and discuss from different points of view providing the relevant evidence as available. (1) Does equipment design influence the complication rate? (2) Should we have a standardized screen orientation? (3) Radial EUS versus longitudinal (linear) EUS. (4) Should we search for incidental findings using EUS?