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Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Guidance for Interventional Procedures

Overview A comprehensive review of CEUS-guided procedures in the abdominal cavity and retroperitoneum including liver, spleen, biliary tract, kidney, prostate and collections of free abdominal fluid or abscesses. The authors describe their practice in each of procedure and advantages of CEUS periprocedural navigation in comparison to non-contrast US or other imaging techniques.


Authors Rivka Kessner et. al


Journal J Ultrasound Med 2019; 38:2541–2557
Recommendation/Comment We have to be aware of the possibility to perform some procedures under CEUS guidance instead of using radiation or administering contrast agents by radiological procedures.
Clinical implication CEUS may allow performing some procedures bedside without the need of transporting the patient to another department, without renal toxicity of contrast agent and with direct postprocedural controls also bedside.
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Ultrasound speciality Contrast sonography, Musculoskeletal sonography – orthopaedics and traumatology