This study was performed to evaluate the diagnostic performance of ultrasound-magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) fusion combined with contrast-enhanced ultrasound and to explore its role in improving the total tumor resection rate.
Between January 2018 and December 2018, 16 patients in the observation group and 23 patients in the control group were enrolled in this study. The tumor depth and brain shift distance were analyzed, as well as the peak intensity and microvessel density of different grades of gliomas in the observation group. Finally, we compared the difference in total resection rate between the observation and control groups.
Using ultrasound during operations, we found a significant negative correlation between brain shift distance and tumor depth, with correlation coefficient r=−0.868(P<0.05). In glioma, the peak intensity and microvessel density increased synchronously with glioma grade(r=0.806, P<0.05). The total resection rate of lesions was significantly higher in the observation group than in the control group (P<0.05).
The application of ultrasound-MRI fusion combined with contrast-enhanced ultrasound can improve the total resection rate of lesions, thus playing an important role in clinical practice.
Authors: Xing Hua 1, Rong Xub 1, Hong Ding a, Renhua Lva Liusong Yang b, Yong Wanga Rong Xie b
a Department of Ultrasonic medicine, Huashan Hospital, Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
b Department of Neurosurgery, Huashan Hospital, Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
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