Table 2

Characteristics of imaging studies
Imaging studies Site Manifestation Case tested Positive tests
n %
Endoscopy gastrointestinal tract 75 74 98.7
 Gastroscope  esophagus, stomach, duodenum ulcer type, bulge type, invasive type 34 34 100
 Duodenoscope  duodenum bulge type 3 3 100
 Small intestinal endoscope  jejunum/ileum small intestinal hemorrhage 2 1 50.0
 Colonoscope  rectum, appendix polypoid prominences, submucosal uplift, cauliflower-like neoplasm 36 36 100
Ultrasound pancreas, liver, gallbladder, cho- ledoch hypoechoic masses, well delimited and vascularized 63 49 77.8
EUS pancreas, duodenum, stomach hypoechoic masses 37 34 91.9
CT scan pancreas, liver, stomach local space-occupying lesions 123 98 91.9
MRI pancreas, duodenum, biliary local space-occupying lesions 20 19 95.0
PET-CT pancreas, rectum local space-occupying lesions 20 19 95.0

EUS, endoscopic ultrasonography; CT, computed tomography; MRI, magnatic resonance imaging; PET-CT, positron emission computed tomography imaging.

Wang et al.

Wang et al. BMC Endocrine Disorders 2012 12:30   doi:10.1186/1472-6823-12-30

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