CC BY 4.0 · The Arab Journal of Interventional Radiology 2023; 07(01): 012-021
DOI: 10.1055/s-0043-1764437
Review Article

The Use of Ultrasound Contrast in Interventional Radiology

1   Department of Radiology, King's College Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Khalid Ballal
1   Department of Radiology, King's College Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Michael Kelly
1   Department of Radiology, King's College Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Konstantinos Stefanidis
1   Department of Radiology, King's College Hospital, London, United Kingdom
1   Department of Radiology, King's College Hospital, London, United Kingdom
1   Department of Radiology, King's College Hospital, London, United Kingdom
1   Department of Radiology, King's College Hospital, London, United Kingdom
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Ultrasound contrast agents have gained increasing popularity due to the high level of safety, real-time improved visualization, and ability to detect vascularity. As a result, contrast-enhanced ultrasound lends itself well to interventional radiology including in preprocedure assessment, intraprocedural guidance, and postprocedure evaluation. The authors aim to demonstrate the wide utility of contrast-enhanced ultrasound in both vascular and nonvascular intervention.

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18 April 2023

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