CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Ultrasound Int Open 2018; 04(01): E2-E15
DOI: 10.1055/s-0043-123931
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Eigentümer und Copyright ©Georg Thieme Verlag KG 2017

How to perform Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS)

Christoph F. Dietrich
1  Caritas-Krankenhaus, Medizinische Klinik 2, Bad Mergentheim, Germany and Ultrasound Department, The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, China
,
Michalakis Averkiou
2  Bioengineering, University of Washington, Seattle, United States
,
Michael Bachmann Nielsen
3  Rigshospitalet, Dep. of Radiology, Copenhagen, Denmark
,
Richard G. Barr
4  Radiology, Northeastern Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, United States
,
Peter N. Burns
5  Dept Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto. Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, Canada
,
Fabrizio Calliada
6  Policlinico San Matteo, University of Pavia, Department of Radiology, Pavia, Italy
,
Vito Cantisani
7  Department of Radiology, "Sapienza" University of Rome, ROME, Italy
,
Byung Choi
8  Department of Radiology, Chung-Ang University Hosptial, Seoul, Korea (the Republic of)
,
Maria C. Chammas
9  Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo, Instituto de Radiologia, São Paulo, Brazil
,
Dirk-André Clevert
10  Department of Clinical Radiology, University of Munich-Grosshadern Campus, Munich, Germany
,
Michel Claudon
11  Department of Pediatric Radiology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nancy and Université de Lorraine, Vandoeuvre, France
,
Jean-Michel Correas
12  Hopital universitaire Necker-Enfants malades, Service de Radiologie Adultes, Paris, France
,
Xin-Wu Cui
13  Department of Medical Ultrasound, Tongji Hospital of Tongji Medical college, Huahzong University of Science and technology, Wuhan, China
,
David Cosgrove
14  Imperial College London, Imaging, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
,
Mirko D'Onofrio
15  Radiology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
,
Yi Dong
16  Department of Ultrasound, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, 200032 Shanghai, China
,
JohnR. Eisenbrey
17  Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, United States
,
Teresa Fontanilla
18  Radiology, Hospital Universitario Puerta del Hierro Majadahonda, Majadahonda, Spain
,
Odd Helge Gilja
19  National Centre for Ultrasound in Gastroenterology, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen and Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Bergen, Norway
,
Andre Ignee
13  Department of Medical Ultrasound, Tongji Hospital of Tongji Medical college, Huahzong University of Science and technology, Wuhan, China
,
Christian Jenssen
20  Krankenhaus Märkisch Oderland Strausberg/ Wriezen, Klinik für Innere Medizin, Wriezen, Germany
,
Yuko Kono
21  Department of Medicine and Radiology, University of California, San Diego, United States
,
Masatoshi Kudo
22  Kinki Daigaku Igakubu, Department Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Osakasayama, Osaka, Japan
,
Nathalie Lassau
23  Gustave Roussy and IR4MUMR8081. Université Paris-Sud, Université Paris-Saclay, Radiology, Paris, France
,
Andrej Lyshchik
17  Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, United States
,
Maria Franca Meloni
24  Radiology Department of Interventional Ultrasound - Casa di cura Igea- Milano, Italy
,
Fuminori Moriyasu
25  Sanno Hospital,International University of Helth and Welfare, Center for Cancer Ablation Therapy, Tokyo, Japan
,
Christian Nolsøe
26  Ultrasound Section, Division of Surgery, Dep. of Gastroenterology, Herlev Hospital Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation (CAMES), University of Copenhagen, Denmark
,
Fabio Piscaglia
27  Div. Internal Medicine, Dept of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Bologna, Italy
,
Maija Radzina
28  P.Stradina Clinical University Hospital, Diagnosic Radiology Institute, Riga, Latvia
,
Adrian Saftoiu
29  Research Center of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Craiova, Romania
,
Paul S. Sidhu
30  King's College London, Radiology, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
,
Ioan Sporea
31  Gastroenterology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timisoara, Timisoara, Romania
,
Dagmar Schreiber-Dietrich
32  Cariats-Krankenhaus Bad Mergentheim, Pediatrics, Bad Mergentheim, Germany
,
Claude B. Sirlin
33  Liver Imaging Grup, University of California, Department of Radiology, San Diego, United States
,
Maria Stanczak
17  Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, United States
,
Hans-Peter Weskott
34  Klinikum Siloah, Ultrasound Outpatient Department, Hannover, Germany
,
Stephanie R. Wilson
35  Department of Radiology, Foothills Medical Centre University of Calgary, Division of Ultrasound, Calgary, Canada
,
Juergen Karl Willmann
36  Department of Radiology, Stanford University, Stanford, United States
,
Tae Kyoung Kim
37  Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
,
Hyun-Jung Jang
37  Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
,
Alexandar Vezeridis
38  Radiology, University of California, San Diego, United States
,
Sue Westerway
39  Ultrasound, Charles Sturt University NSW Australia, NSW, Australia
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Publication History

received 25 September 2017
revised 27 November 2017

accepted 29 November 2017

Publication Date:
07 February 2018 (online)

Abstract

“How to perform contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS)” provides general advice on the use of ultrasound contrast agents (UCAs) for clinical decision-making and reviews technical parameters for optimal CEUS performance. CEUS techniques vary between centers, therefore, experts from EFSUMB, WFUMB and from the CEUS LI-RADS working group created a discussion forum to standardize the CEUS examination technique according to published evidence and best personal experience. The goal is to standardise the use and administration of UCAs to facilitate correct diagnoses and ultimately to improve the management and outcomes of patients.

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