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Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Guidance for Interventional Procedures

Overview Review of CEUS for interventional procedures in abdominal sonography. Valuable are e.g. tricks how to enhance needle visualisation in low mechanical index images or how to prolongate the presence of contrast agent in circulation in mechanically ventilated patients. There are further discussed concrete interventions in abdominal area – liver biopsy, portal thrombus biopsy, CEUS cholangiography, intracavitary application to confirm the drain position and access communication of multiple cavities, liver ablation, renal biopsy and ablation, prostate biopsy, nephrostomy and splenic interventions.
Authors Rivka Kessner et al.


Journal J Ultrasound Med 2019; 38:2541–2557


Recommendation/Comment One important sentence from the article: ,, We believe that the benefits of CEUS guidance can be applied for any kind of biopsy, …. ,,
Clinical implication CEUS-guided interventions may gain their importance due to ability to be safer and more precise.
Link (DOI) 10.1002/jum.14955
Ultrasound speciality Abdominal sonography, Contrast sonography, Interventional ultrasound, Pediatric and neonatal sonography, Urogenital sonography