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August 3, 2021 — European Journal of Ultrasound – Editorial


The paper by Gasser et al in this issue compares the cost-effectiveness of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) with magnetic resonance (MR) imaging as a diagnostic option for indeterminate cystic renal lesions [1]. The cost-effectiveness of CEUS has also been investigated and reported recently by Spiesecke at al., adding contrast enhanced computed tomography (CECT) along with MR imaging, demonstrating the clear cost-effectiveness of CEUS [2]. An EFSUMB 2020 position statement, examining the evidence for the use of CEUS in the assessment of complex renal cysts, ascertained the usefulness of this technique when applying the CECT based Bosniak classification [3]. Are we therefore on the threshold of a change in clinical practice in relation to the diagnostic management of a complex renal cyst?

Authors: Paul S. Sidhu, Ole Graumann, Jolanta Webb

Read full text at: Ultraschall Med 2021; 42(04): 344-346;  DOI: 10.1055/a-1511-9997

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