Impact of European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB) guidelines on the use of contrast agents in liver ultrasound

Riccardo Lencioni

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Abstract

The introduction of microbubble contrast agents and the development of contrast-specific techniques have opened new prospects in liver ultrasound. Over the past few years several reports have shown that contrast ultrasound can substantially improve detection and characterization of focal liver lesions with respect to baseline studies. The advent of second-generation agents and low mechanical index real-time scanning techniques has been instrumental in improving the easiness and the reproducibility of the examination. With the publication of the guidelines for the use of contrast agents in liver ultrasound by the European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB), contrast ultrasound enters into clinical practice. The guidelines define the indications and recommendations for the use of contrast ultrasound in focal liver lesion detection, characterization, and follow-up after tumor ablation procedures. We discuss the impact of EFSUMB guidelines on diagnostic protocols currently adopted in liver imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1610-1613
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Radiology
Volume16
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Focal liver lesions
  • Liver neoplasms
  • Ultrasound contrast agents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Impact of European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB) guidelines on the use of contrast agents in liver ultrasound. / Lencioni, Riccardo.

In: European Radiology, Vol. 16, No. 7, 07.2006, p. 1610-1613.

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