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December 30, 2021

Value of Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound in Differentiating Clinically Atypical Subacute Thyroiditis from Papillary Thyroid Carcinomas

December 30, 2021 — Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology Abstract Our objective was to provide the various sonographic characteristics of clinically atypical subacute thyroiditis (CAST) in distinguishing CAST from papillary thyroid carcinomas (PTCs) by using conventional ultrasound (US) and contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS). Forty-six CAST patients and 50 PTC patients were enrolled in this study. We […]

December 9, 2021

Incidentally Detected Liver Metastases during Pancreas Contrast-enhanced Ultrasound

December 9, 2021 — Bio Integration Abstract Purpose The purpose of current study was to investigate the value of the late-phase enhancement features of pancreas contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in the detection of liver metastases in patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas (PDAC). Methods From October 2020 to March 2021, 86 patients were prospectively enrolled. The gold […]

November 30, 2021

CEUS helps identify lymph nodes in breast cancer patients

November 30, 2021 – AuntMinnie Authors:  Amerigo Allegretto, staff writer   Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) lymphosonography is useful in identifying sentinel lymph nodes in breast cancer patients undergoing surgery, according to research presented November 29 at the RSNA annual meeting.   In her presentation, Dr. Priscilla Machado from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia showed findings from […]

November 29, 2021

Quantitative Evaluation of Renal Cortex Perfusion Using Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Imaging Parameters in Ischemia–Reperfusion Injury in Rabbits

Abstract The aim of this study was to evaluate blood perfusion of the renal cortex during ischemia–reperfusion (I/R) injury using quantitative contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) parameters. In this experiment, 24 rabbits were randomly divided into four groups (N = 6): sham-operated group, 24-h post-operation for I/R injury group (24-h I/R), 3-d post-operation for I/R injury group […]

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The ICUS Bubble Blog showcases real-life CEUS experiences from around the world, with a special focus on how CEUS impacts individual patients and their care.

CEUS solves the hypertension puzzle for pre-school child

By Dr. Ann Foran

Joey is a pleasant 5-year-old boy who was recently diagnosed with severe hypertension (high blood pressure) — an unusual finding for a child. An ambulatory blood pressure monitor confirmed blood pressures of between 140 and 150 mmHg systolic, and between 90 and 100 mmHg diastolic. By comparison, normal values for a 5-year-old boy would be […]

CEUS shows hepatic artery perfusion after liver transplant, helping patient avoid CT and second surgery

By Tao Lin

Attending Physician, Department of Ultrasound in Medicine, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, China.

CEUS helps young mom avoid liver biopsy

By Dr. Hoiwan Cheung

Resident, Department of Radiology, University of Washington, Seattle WA

CEUS Prevents Risky Intervention in Young Patient

By Dr. Michael R. Acord

Interventional radiologist with the Department of Radiology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

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