Jackson Purchase Medical Center is proud to be the only hospital in the region performing endoscopic ultrasounds.
This non-invasive procedure is primarily used
to detect pancreatic, esophageal and gastric cancer, as well as benign tumors of the upper gastro-intestinal tract.
To schedule this procedure, call
(270) 251-4580 or (877) 554-JPMC.
From various positions between the esophagus and duodenum, organs within and outside the gastrointestinal tract can be imaged to see if they are abnormal and they can be biopsied. Organs such as the liver, pancreas and adrenal glands are easily biopsied as are any abnormal lymph nodes.
Additionally, the gastrointestinal wall can be imaged to see if it is abnormally thick suggesting inflammation or malignancy.
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