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.  Read More →

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.  Read More →

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.  Read More →

ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) (05-9-2014)

a laboratory blood test for non-specific inflammation.  Read More →

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.  Read More →

EIM (extraintestinal manifestations of IBD) (05-9-2014)

signs and symptoms outside of the gastrointestinal tract associated with IBD.  Read More →

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.  Read More →

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).  Read More →

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