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

How to perform Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS)

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

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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