Endoscopic Ultrasound

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3--18

Diagnostic value of endobronchial ultrasound image features: A specialized review


Xinxin Zhi1, Junxiang Chen1, Fangfang Xie1, Jiayuan Sun1, Felix J. F. Herth2 
1 Department of Respiratory Endoscopy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai; Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Shanghai Chest Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai; Shanghai Engineering Research Center of Respiratory Endoscopy, Shanghai, China
2 Department of Pneumology and Critical Care Medicine, Thoraxklinik, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Jiayuan Sun
Department of Respiratory Endoscopy, Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Shanghai Chest Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 241 West Huaihai Road, Shanghai 200030
China

Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) technology is important in the diagnosis of intrathoracic benign and malignant lymph nodes (LNs). With the development of EBUS imaging technology, its role in noninvasive diagnosis, as a supplement to pathology diagnosis, has been given increasing attention in recent years. Many studies have explored qualitative and quantitative methods for the three EBUS modes, as well as a variety of multimodal analysis methods, to find the optimal method for the noninvasive diagnosis using EBUS for LNs. Here, we review and comment on the research methods and predictive diagnostic value, discuss the existing problems, and look ahead to the future application of EBUS imaging.


How to cite this article:
Zhi X, Chen J, Xie F, Sun J, Herth FJ. Diagnostic value of endobronchial ultrasound image features: A specialized review.Endosc Ultrasound 2021;10:3-18


How to cite this URL:
Zhi X, Chen J, Xie F, Sun J, Herth FJ. Diagnostic value of endobronchial ultrasound image features: A specialized review. Endosc Ultrasound [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Feb 27 ];10:3-18
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