Practical advantages of contrast-enhanced ultrasound in abdominopelvic radiology

Academic Article

Abstract

  • 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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    Author List

  • Ranganath PG; Robbin ML; Back SJ; Grant EG; Fetzer DT
  • Start Page

  • 998
  • End Page

  • 1012
  • Volume

  • 43
  • Issue

  • 4