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Endoscopy and Ultrasound

  • Jiro Hata, M.D., Ph.D., Professor

Main Areas and Themes of Research

A. Gastrointestinal Ultrasound.
  • Evaluation of neoplastic / inflammatory gastrointestinal diseases with extracorporeal ultrasound as well as endoscopic ultrasound
  • Assessment of gastrointestinal motility with extracorporeal ultrasound
B. Contrast Ultrasound
  • Visualization and assessment of microvessels with contrast ultrasound
C. Sonographic tissue characterization
  • Evaluation of tissue elasticity with “sonographic elastography”
D. 3D Ultrasound
  • Clinical application of 3D ultrasound in the field of gastroenterology
  • Development of volumetric data acquisition and wide-range demonstration of sonographic images

Educational Features

A. Lectures
  • Fundamental theory of medical ultrasound
  • Normal ultrasound images of the human body
  • Ultrasound images of neoplastic / inflammatory disorders
  • Recent topics of medical ultrasound
B. Clinical Training
  • Routine maneuvers of abdominal ultrasound
  • Interpretation of ultrasound images