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Radiol Clin North Am. 2014 Nov;52(6):1177-90. doi: 10.1016/j.rcl.2014.07.005. Epub 2014 Sep 10.

Contrast-enhanced ultrasound of the liver and kidney.

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1
Department of Radiology, Keck Hospital of USC, University of Southern California, 1500 San Pablo Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA. Electronic address: harshawn.malhi@usc.edu.
2
Department of Radiology, Keck Hospital of USC, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California, 1500 San Pablo Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA.
3
Abdominal Imaging, Imaging, Keck Hospital of USC, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California, 1500 San Pablo Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA.

Abstract

The clinical use of noncardiac contrast-enhanced ultrasound scan (CEUS) has been steadily gaining momentum. CEUS is a reliable and safe technique with a diverse array of applications. This article reviews the current and potential future clinical applications of CEUS. Emphasis will be placed on evaluating focal lesions with the liver and kidney. Contrast agent composition and mechanism are also briefly reviewed.

KEYWORDS:

Contrast ultrasound scan; Imaging; Lesion; Liver; Mass; Microbubble; Renal

PMID:
25444099
DOI:
10.1016/j.rcl.2014.07.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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