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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749166/ablative-safety-margin-depicted-by-fusion-imaging-with-post-treatment-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-and-pre-treatment-cect-cemri-after-radiofrequency-ablation-for-liver-cancers
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Xiao-Wan Bo, Hui-Xiong Xu, Le-Hang Guo, Li-Ping Sun, Xiao-Long Li, Chong-Ke Zhao, Ya-Ping He, Bo-Ji Liu, Dan-Dan Li, Kun Zhang, Dan Wang
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the value of fusion imaging with post-treatment contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) and pre-treatment contrast-enhanced computed tomography/magnetic resonance imaging (CECT/CEMRI) in evaluating ablative safety margin after percutaneous ultrasound (US)-guided radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for liver cancers. METHODS: 34 consecutive patients with 47 liver lesions who had undergone RFA were included. Fusion imaging with post-treatment CEUS and pre-treatment CECT/CEMRI was carried out to evaluate local treatment response and ablative safety margin within 1-3 days after RFA...
July 27, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746202/assessing-diagnostic-value-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-and-contrast-enhanced-computed-tomography-in-detecting-small-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-meta-analysis
#2
Jiasheng Huang, Wei Chen, Shanwen Yao
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to compare the diagnostic values of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) and contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) in detecting small hepatocellular carcinoma (SHCC). METHODS: A series of related articles from 2001 to 2015 were searched in PubMed and Embase databases. Data from selected articles were pooled to analyze the sensitivity, specificity, positive likelihood ratio (PLR), negative likelihood ratio (NLR), diagnostic odds ratio (DOR), and summary receiver operating characteristic (SROC) curve using Meta-DiSc software...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743375/a-model-based-prediction-of-the-probability-of%C3%A2-hepatocellular%C3%A2-adenoma-and-focal-nodular-hyperplasia%C3%A2-based%C3%A2-on-characteristics-on-contrast-enhanced%C3%A2-ultrasound
#3
Pavel Taimr, Mirelle E E Bröker, Roy S Dwarkasing, Bettina E Hansen, Robert J de Knegt, Robert A De Man, Jan N M IJzermans
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is an emerging imaging technique that is increasingly used to diagnose liver lesions. It is of the utmost importance to differentiate between the two most common solid focal liver lesions (i.e., hepatocellular adenoma [HCA] and focal nodular hyperplasia [FNH]), because their management and follow-up differ greatly. The main objective of this study was to determine how frequently the specific CEUS features of HCA and FNH are visible on CEUS and to define their predictive value for discrimination between HCA and FNH...
July 22, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729778/effect-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-on-differential-diagnosis-of-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-and-arterial-phase-enhanced-hepatic-inflammatory-lesions
#4
Shanshan Yin, Qiuli Cui, Kun Yan, Wei Yang, Wei Wu, Liping Bao, Minhua Chen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate differential diagnosis between intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) and arterial phase enhanced hepatic inflammatory lesions in patients without liver cirrhosis using contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS). METHODS: ICC and hepatic inflammatory lesions cases with CEUS and pathological diagnosis between Sep 2013 and Oct 2016 were investigated retrospectively. Imaging features of conventional ultrasound and CEUS were analyzed. The parameters of time intensity curve (TIC), including the arrival time, peak intensity (PI) in the lesions, the starting time for washout, and the intensity difference at 3 min (ΔI3) after contrast agent infection between the lesion and the liver parenchyma, were compared between ICC and hepatic inflammatory lesions...
June 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer Research, Chung-kuo Yen Cheng Yen Chiu
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721972/ultrasound-imaging-features-of-isolated-pancreatic-tuberculosis
#5
Yi Dong, Christian Jürgensen, Rajesh Puri, Mirko D'Onofrio, Michael Hocke, Wen-Ping Wang, Nathan Atkinson, Malay Sharma, Christoph F Dietrich
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Isolated pancreatic tuberculosis (PTB) is extremely rare worldwide. The purpose of this multicenter retrospective study is to analyze imaging features of histologically confirmed isolated PTB in order to determine the diagnostic features of the new methods contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS), ultrasound elastography and contrast enhanced endoscopic ultrasound (CE-EUS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We report on a retrospective data collection of 12 cases of PTB confirmed by histology or cytology...
July 19, 2017: Endoscopic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718042/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-for-focal-liver-lesions-how-accurate-is-it
#6
Richard G Barr
With the recent FDA approval for characterization of focal liver lesions (FLL) in both pediatric and adult patients using Lumason (sulfur hexafluoride microbubbles), increased use of ultrasound contrast for routine clinical use is expected. This agent has been available for many years in Europe and Asia, and a large body of literature is available regarding the sensitivity and specificity of this agent. In addition, a few studies have directly compared CEUS to CECT and CEMRI for the characterization of focal liver lesions...
July 17, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716586/comparison-of-three-dimensional-t1-weighted-magnetic-resonance-and-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-plaque-images-for-severe-stenosis-of-the-cervical-carotid-artery
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Yasuyoshi Shimada, Kohki Oikawa, Shunrou Fujiwara, Yasushi Ogasawara, Yuiko Sato, Shinsuke Narumi, Tadayoshi Kato, Kazumasa Oura, Yasuo Terayama, Makoto Sasaki, Kentaro Fujimoto, Jun Yoshida, Kuniaki Ogasawara
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Magnetic resonance (MR) and contrast-enhanced ultrasound assess characteristics and neovascularization, respectively, of the carotid plaque. The purpose of the present study was to clarify how findings of contrast-enhanced ultrasound plaque imaging are related to those of 3-dimensional (3D) fast spin echo (FSE) T1-weighted MR plaque imaging (WI) in severe stenosis (≥70%) of the cervical carotid artery. METHODS: Fifty-three patients underwent 3D FSE T1-WI and contrast-enhanced ultrasound...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715949/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-for-assessing-renal-perfusion-impairment-and-predicting-acute-kidney-injury-to-chronic-kidney-disease-progression
#8
Wei Cao, Shuang Cui, Li Yang, Chunyi Wu, Jian Liu, Fang Yang, Youhua Liu, Jianping Bin, Fan Fan Hou
AIMS: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is increasingly recognized as a major risk factor leading to progression to chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, the diagnostic tools for predicting AKI to CKD progression are particularly lacking. Here, we tested the utility of contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) for predicting progression to CKD after AKI by using both mild (20-minute) and severe (45-minute) bilateral renal ischemia/reperfusion injury (IRI) mice. RESULTS: Renal perfusion measured by CEUS reduced to 25%±7% and 14%±6% of the pre-ischemic levels in mild and severe AKI 1 hour after ischemia (P<0...
July 17, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708818/regional-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-ceus-characteristics-of-breast-cancer-and-correlation-with-microvessel-density-mvd
#9
Xiaoling Leng, Guofu Huang, Fucheng Ma, Lanhui Yao
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the perfusion characteristics of different breast lesion regions in contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS). MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 161 malignant and benign breast lesion cases were subjected to CEUS. Perfusion parameters were analyzed and compared between the central and peripheral lesion regions, and surrounding tissue. Mass section was marked with methylene blue. Samples were subjected to immunohistochemistry, and microvessel density (MVD) was calculated...
July 14, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708711/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-as-a-new-investigative-tool-in-diagnostic-imaging-of-muscle-injuries-a-pilot-study-evaluating-conventional-ultrasound-ceus-and-findings-in-mri
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Thilo Hotfiel, Rafael Heiss, Bernd Swoboda, Marion Kellermann, Kolja Gelse, Casper Grim, Deike Strobel, Dane Wildner
OBJECTIVE: To emphasize the diagnostic value of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in the imaging of muscle injuries with different degrees of severity by comparing findings to established imaging modalities such as conventional ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). DESIGN: Case series. SETTING: Institutional study. Conventional ultrasound and CEUS were performed in the Department of Internal Medicine. Magnetic resonance imaging was carried out in the Department of Radiology within the Magnetom Avanto 1...
July 11, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707006/editorial
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EDITORIAL
Guntram Lock
Dear colleagues, It is a pleasure to introduce you to the 2nd issue of UIO in 2017, demonstrating, again, the wide applications and promising developments in ultrasonography. The issue starts with a special editorial from Ioan Sporea from Romania, very well known for his scientific work on the clinical significance of elastography. Dr. Sporea outlines the central role of modern sonographic techniques for clinical decision making in modern hepatology. Together with the great advances in the treatment of chronic viral hepatitis, ultrasonography with elastography and CEUS as a "one stop shopping" facility may give us all the information we need to proceed to treatment, thus superseding liver biopsy in many (though definitively not all) patients with liver disease...
April 2017: Ultrasound International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705557/automatic-identification-of-the-optimal-reference-frame-for-segmentation-and-quantification-of-focal-liver-lesions-in-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound
#12
Spyridon Bakas, Dimitrios Makris, Gordon J A Hunter, Cheng Fang, Paul S Sidhu, Katerina Chatzimichail
Post-examination interpretation of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) cineloops of focal liver lesions (FLLs) requires offline manual assessment by experienced radiologists, which is time-consuming and generates subjective results. Such assessment usually starts by manually identifying a reference frame, where FLL and healthy parenchyma are well-distinguished. This study proposes an automatic computational method to objectively identify the optimal reference frame for distinguishing and hence delineating an FLL, by statistically analyzing the temporal intensity variation across the spatially discretized ultrasonographic image...
July 10, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704876/mesenteric-masses-on-2d-mode-and-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-a-retrospective-study-in-69-patients
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Corinna Trenker, Ehsan Safaei Zadeh, Golo Petzold, Christian Görg, Albrecht Neesse
Purpose Detection of mesenteric masses (MM) by 2 D ultrasound often causes a diagnostic dilemma, and histological confirmation is required for definite diagnosis. The value of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) for the diagnosis of MMs has not been investigated before. Here, we retrospectively evaluate 2D-mode and CEUS patterns of 69 patients with histologically confirmed MMs. Materials and Methods Between January 2006 and January 2016, n = 69 patients were included in the study. Histopathological data, clinical data, 2D-mode ultrasound and CEUS enhancement were retrospectively analyzed...
July 13, 2017: Ultraschall in der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700485/value-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-in-differential-diagnosis-of-solid-lesions-of-pancreas-slp-a-systematic-review-and-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Li Ran, Wenli Zhao, Ye Zhao, Huaien Bu
BACKGROUND: Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is considered a novel method for diagnosing pancreatic cancer, but currently, there is no conclusive evidence of its accuracy. Using CEUS in discriminating between pancreatic carcinoma and other pancreatic lesions, we aimed to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of CEUS in predicting pancreatic tumours. METHODS: Relevant studies were selected from the PubMed, Cochrane Library, Elsevier, CNKI, VIP, and WANFANG databases dating from January 2006 to May 2017...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693905/a-temporal-and-spatial-analysis-approach-to-automated-segmentation-of-microbubble-signals-in-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-images-application-to-quantification-of-active-vascular-density-in-human-lower-limbs
#15
Wing Keung Cheung, Katherine J Williams, Kirsten Christensen-Jeffries, Brahman Dharmarajah, Robert J Eckersley, Alun H Davies, Meng-Xing Tang
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) using microbubble contrast agents has shown great promise in visualising and quantifying active vascular density. Most existing approaches for vascular density quantification using CEUS are calculated based on image intensity and are susceptible to confounding factors and imaging artefact. Poor reproducibility is a key challenge to clinical translation. In this study, a new automated temporal and spatial signal analysis approach is developed for reproducible microbubble segmentation and quantification of contrast enhancement in human lower limbs...
July 7, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693494/variation-of-sentinel-lymphatic-channels-slcs-and-sentinel-lymph-nodes-slns-assessed-by-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus-in-breast-cancer-patients
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Ying Wang, Wenbin Zhou, Cuiying Li, Haiyan Gong, Chunlian Li, Nianzhao Yang, Xiaoming Zha, Lin Chen, Tiansong Xia, Xiaoan Liu, Minghai Wang, Qiang Ding
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to assess the feasibility of detecting the variation of sentinel lymphatic channels (SLCs) and sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) in breast cancer patients using contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS). METHODS: A total of 46 breast cancer patients were prospectively recruited in the study. All the participants received intradermal and peritumoral injection of microbubbles as contrast agent, and SLCs and SLNs were assessed preoperatively...
July 10, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691324/diagnostic-value-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-and-time-intensity-curve-in-differential-diagnosis-of-cervical-metastatic-and-tuberculous-lymph-nodes
#17
Qiu-Li Cui, Shan-Shan Yin, Zhi-Hui Fan, Wei Yang, Song Wang, Kun Yan
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the diagnostic value of contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) in the differential diagnosis of tuberculous and metastatic lymph nodes. METHODS: Nineteen cervical tuberculous lymph nodes and 43 cervical metastatic lymph nodes were investigated. The CEUS perfusion patterns and parameters of time-intensity curve (TIC) were analyzed. Diagnostic accuracy and consistency of two physicians were compared before and after CEUS and TIC analysis...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691118/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-reveals-exercise-induced-perfusion-deficits-in-claudicants
#18
Rishi Kundi, Steven J Prior, Odessa Addison, Michael Lu, Alice S Ryan, Brajesh K Lal
BACKGROUND: Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasonography (CEUS) is an imaging modality allowing perfusion quantification in targeted regions of interest of the lower extremity that has not been possible with color-flow imaging or with measurement of ankle brachial indices. We developed a protocol to quantify lower extremity muscle perfusion impairment in PAD patients in response to exercise. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Thirteen patients with Rutherford Class I-III Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and no prior revascularization procedures were recruited from the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center and compared with eight control patients without PAD...
2017: J Vasc Endovasc Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690116/evaluating-pathologic-response-of-breast-cancer-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-with-computer-extracted-features-from-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-videos
#19
Qi Zhang, Congcong Yuan, Wei Dai, Lei Tang, Jun Shi, Zuoyong Li, Man Chen
PURPOSE: To extract quantitative perfusion and texture features with computer assistance from contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) videos of breast cancer before and after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC), and to evaluate pathologic response to NAC with these features. METHODS: Forty-two CEUS videos with 140,484 images were acquired from 21 breast cancer patients pre- and post-NAC. Time-intensity curve (TIC) features were calculated including the difference between area under TIC within a tumor and that within a computer-detected reference region (AUT_T-R)...
July 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685724/role-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-in-the-evaluation-of-inflammatory-arthritis
#20
REVIEW
Chen-Yang Zhao, Yu-Xin Jiang, Jian-Chu Li, Zhong-Hui Xu, Qing Zhang, Na Su, Meng Yang
OBJECTIVE: Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is a well-established imaging modality which has been put into clinical use in recent years with the development of second-generation contrast agent and imaging devices, and its applications in the assessment of inflammatory arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis, have provoked abundant discussion and researches among radiologists and rheumatologists. To summarize the achievements of clinical studies on CEUS in the application of arthritis, and to keep up with the latest progresses of the imaging technique, we reviewed the literature in recent years, hoping to establish the role of CEUS in joint diseases...
July 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
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