EUS combines ultrasound technology with endoscopy to gain an internal vantage point to obtain higher resolution ultrasound images. While conventional endoscopy only provides a view of the innermost lining of the digestive tract, or its wall, the addition of ultrasound allows the physician to see beyond that wall to visualize all five layers of the GI tract as well as surrounding tissue and organs.  EUS also provides a minimally invasive means for biopsy.

Olympus offers a full breadth of products for imaging, therapeutic and interventional EUS procedures.  Olympus offers a premier ultrasound platform from Hitachi Aloka Medical, Ltd., the only endoscopic ultrasound processor that integrates both electronic and mechanical scanning, as well asan array of ultrasound scopes, probes, and echogenic tip aspiration needles to meet the unique procedural needs of EUS.