Esophageal manometry (10-29-2014) A test used to measure the strength and coordination of the esophagus during swallowing to identify the source of problems in the upper digestive system. ... Continue Reading

Epidural catheter (10-29-2014) A small tube (catheter) passed into the space between the spinal cord and spinal column. Pain medication is then delivered through the tube, numbing the lower abdominal area. ... Continue Reading

Endosonography (10-29-2014)

Also called ultrasound, is a diagnostic tool used to visualize the gastrointestinal organs. High-frequency sound waves are used to produce images and precisely identify abnormalities, such as tumors of the esophagus, stomach, pancreas or rectum. In the... Continue Reading

Encephalopathy (10-29-2014) Confused thinking and forgetfulness caused by poor liver function, and the diversion of blood flow away from your liver. ... Continue Reading

ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) (05-9-2014) a laboratory blood test for non-specific inflammation. ... Continue Reading

Electrolytes (05-9-2014) laboratory test panel including serum sodium, potassium, chloride, and carbon dioxide that may indicate dehydration and other complications or medication side effects. ... Continue Reading

EIM (extraintestinal manifestations of IBD) (05-9-2014) signs and symptoms outside of the gastrointestinal tract associated with IBD. ... Continue Reading

External beam radiation (04-17-2014) A form of radiation therapy in which the radiation is delivered by a machine pointed at the area to be radiated. May be known as external beam radiation (EBR, XBR), external beam radiation therapy (EBRT, XBRT). Compare to seed implantation. ... Continue Reading

endorectal ultrasound (ERUS) (04-17-2014)

A procedure in which a probe that sends out high-energy sound waves is inserted into the rectum. The sound waves are bounced off internal tissues or organs and make echoes. The echoes form a picture of body tissue called a sonogram. ERUS is used to look... Continue Reading

endorectal (04-17-2014) Through the rectum; there are endorectal MRIs as well as ultrasound to visualize the area. See transrectal ultrasound (TRUS). ... Continue Reading

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