ICUS Bubble Blog Archive

  • Young girl recovers from acute kidney failure after CEUS pinpoints cause

    By Dr. Susan J. Back

    Kendall is a 17-year old high school junior who runs track, is joining the high school debate team, and describes herself as good at “arguing her point.” She manages her active life with energy and enthusiasm until, rather suddenly, she started to have fever, body aches and back pain. Soon after, ...

  • CEUS rules out liver cancer where MR and CT were unsuccessful

    By Orpheus Kolokythas
     
    David is a 32-year old man with Down syndrome and a congenital ventricular septal defect, a cardiac abnormality. Despite technically successful cardiac surgery in childhood, David developed heart failure, chronic liver congestion and a chronic blockage of the portal vein, the main vessel draining the intestinal blood into the ...

  • CEUS leads to life-saving surgery

    A 37-year-old male patient who was an intravenous drug abuser developed endocarditis (infection) of his heart valve, and surgery was urgently required to replace the valve because it was regurgitant (leaking). The patient continued to self-inject drugs and the new valve also became infected and started leaking badly. The surgeons agreed to perform a second ...

  • CEUS Identifies Ovarian Tumor

    Melinda was 39 years old and had a kidney transplant after years of progressive kidney failure. Unfortunately, she did not regain good kidney function and, additionally, developed a large and growing cystic mass in her abdomen.

    CT and MR scans suggested that the mass was due to the recent transplant surgery and would likely resolve. However, ...