Practical advantages of contrast-enhanced ultrasound in abdominopelvic radiology

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Abstract

  • © 2018, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature. Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are two of the workhorse modalities of abdominopelvic radiology. However, these modalities are not without patient- and technique-specific limitations that may prevent a timely and accurate diagnosis. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is an effective, rapid, and cost-effective imaging modality with expanding clinical utility in the United States. In this pictorial essay, we provide a case-based discussion demonstrating the practical advantages of CEUS in evaluating a variety of pathologies in which CT or MRI was precluded or insufficient. Through these advantages, CEUS can serve a complementary role with CT and MRI in comprehensive abdominopelvic radiology.
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  • Ranganath PG; Robbin ML; Back SJ; Grant EG; Fetzer DT
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  • 998
  • End Page

  • 1012
  • Volume

  • 43
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  • 4