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  • Pancreatic Cancer

    Media Backgrounder Pancreatic Cancer Key Points Pancreatic cancer (PC) is a relatively rare cancer of the pancreas gland. More than 46,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with PC every year and it is the fourth most common cancer killer. Over 39,000 people die annually from the disease. PC can be difficult to detect in its earliest stages, most patients are diagnosed after it …
  • New Endoscopic Technologies

    Media Backgrounder New Endoscopic Technologies   CT Colonography CT colonography, also known as virtual colonoscopy, utilizes the X-ray technology of a CT scan combined with computer software to create an image of the inside of the colon (large intestine). In addition, views of the other intra abdominal organs are obtained.  These images can be configured to resemble what one would see …
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS), Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA)

    Media Backgrounder Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)/Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is a technique using sound waves known as ultrasound during an endoscopic procedure to look at or through the wall of the gastrointestinal tract. This technique allows physicians to see organs and structures not typically visible during gastrointestinal endoscopy, such as the layers of the gas…