Letter to the Editor on the Article: “Clinical Applications of Contrast-Enhanced Thoracic Ultrasound (CETUS) Compared to Standard Reference Tests: A Systematic Review” by Jacobsen N et al.
Jacobsen N et al.  have published in this journal an interesting systematic literature review of the clinical application of contrast-enhanced thoracic ultrasound (CETUS). CETUS is a real-time ultrasound technique evaluating tissue perfusion using an injected suspension of gas microbubbles that enhances the echogenicity of the intravascular ‘blood pool’. Registered indications in Europe for ultrasound contrast agents use are cardiac, macrovascular, liver and breast lesions  . Despite the fact that a role for CETUS in lung diseases is still far from established, its use for US-guided interventional procedures and noninvasive characterization of lung subpleural lesions has been proposed.
31 July 2020 (online)
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