Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Classification of Previously Indeterminate Renal Lesions

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  • METHODS: This Institutional Review Board-approved retrospective diagnostic accuracy study evaluated all patients who underwent renal contrast-enhanced US examinations from 2006 to 2015 at our tertiary care hospital. We compared the number of lesions definitively characterized by contrast-enhanced US with the indeterminate lesions by prior imaging. The accuracy of contrast-enhanced US was compared with the final diagnosis by histologic examination and follow-up (mean, 3.63 years). Accuracy and agreement estimates were compared with the exact binomial distribution to assess statistical significance.
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  • Zarzour JG; Lockhart ME; West J; Turner E; Jackson BE; Thomas JV; Robbin ML
  • Start Page

  • 1819
  • End Page

  • 1827
  • Volume

  • 36
  • Issue

  • 9