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Clinical use of abdominal contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) beyond liver
Giorgia Tedesco, Alessandro Sarno, Alessandro Beleù, Giulio Rizzo, Anna Maria Grecchi, Ilaria Testa, Gabriele Giannotti, Mirko D'Onofrio
Department of Radiology, University Hospital GB Rossi, University of Verona, VERONA, Italy
Corresponding Author: Mirko D'Onofrio ,Tel: +390458124301, Fax: +39 338 2247568, Email: mirko.donofrio@univr.it
Received: October 27, 2018;  Accepted: December 30, 2018.  Published online: December 30, 2018.
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ABSTRACT
Contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) is a relatively novel, but increasingly used, diagnostic imaging modality. In recent years, due to its safety, low cost, quickness and repeatability, several studies have been published demonstrating the accuracy, specificity and sensitivity of CEUS. European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB) has recently updated the previous guidelines of 2012 for CEUS use in non-hepatic applications. This review deals with the clinical use and applications of contrast-enhanced ultrasonography for the evaluation of non-hepatic abdominal organs focusing on renal, splenic and pancreatic applications.
Keywords: Ultrasonography, contrast-enhanced; Kidney; Spleen; Pancreas
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