Ultraschall Med
DOI: 10.1055/a-1219-7606
Letter to the Editor

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.

Carla Maria Irene Quarato
1  Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Institute of Respiratory Diseases, University of Foggia, Italy
,
Mariapia Venuti
1  Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Institute of Respiratory Diseases, University of Foggia, Italy
,
Marco Sperandeo
2  Department of Internal Medicine, Diagnostic and Interventional Ultrasound Unit, IRCCS Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza Hospital, San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy
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Dear Editor,

Jacobsen N et al. [1] 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 [2] [3]. 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.



Publication History

Publication Date:
31 July 2020 (online)

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