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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.
Mr. H is a 67-year-old veteran with a history of chronic kidney disease who visited his oncologist for follow up of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), a type of liver cancer. His initial diagnosis was made two years ago, after which he underwent a series of targeted treatments including chemoembolization and selective internal radiation therapy. Recently, on […]
A diagnosis of late stage colon cancer was not what Barry Lutz expected. The 44-year old associate professor of bioengineering at the University of Washington was more than 20 years younger than the mean age of men diagnosed with this cancer, and there was no history of colon cancer in his family. Dr. Lutz soon […]
Mr. S is a 72-year-old gentleman in good health who presented to his primary care physician with lower back pain and fatigue, a common complaint. Initial laboratory workup revealed a low red blood cell count and a CT scan was ordered to evaluate. The CT scan showed a spontaneous, contained bleed around his right kidney […]
Mr. M, a 65-year-old retired teacher, went to his primary care physician for his first Medicare preventative visit. He was found to have elevated liver enzymes and chronic hepatitis C. After completing treatment for hepatitis C, the virus was completely eradicated. However, unfortunately, the virus caused irreversible damage to the liver, and Mr. M began […]
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