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PURPOSE To explore the impact of cholestasis on liver stiffness assessed by acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) technology. MATERIALS AND METHODS Over a period of four months, patients with sonographic cholestasis and increased cholestatic blood values (Bilirubin, γGT, AP > 2 times ULN) scheduled for endoscopic therapy were recruited. Exclusion(More)
PURPOSE In a prospective study, we compared the different perfusion kinetics of HCC and ICC using dynamic contrast-enhanced ultrasound (DCE-US). MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients with proven HCC and ICC were included. Three-minute video clips of CEUS examinations (CPS - low MI mode) after a bolus injection of 1.2 ml SonoVue were recorded and analyzed with(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the diagnostic value of acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) and high-frequency ultrasound of the liver surface, using histology as a gold standard for the diagnosis of compensated liver cirrhosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS 73 patients without ascites undergoing liver biopsy were included in the study. The left and right liver lobes(More)
This study evaluated the effects of systemic progesterone concentration on oocyte quality and in vitro embryo production. Oocytes were retrieved from 15 crossbred cows (Bos taurus x Bos indicus). These cows were randomly allocated into three groups to provide low; high, or very low (LP4, HP4 and VLP4, respectively) plasma progesterone concentrations and(More)
In the work-up of focal pancreatic lesions autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is a rare differential diagnosis to pancreatic cancer (PC) with similar clinical constellations. The aim of our study was to compare differences between proven AIP and PC using transabdominal dynamic contrast enhanced ultrasound (DCE-US). Therefore we recorded 3-minute-clips of CEUS(More)
BACKGROUND Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is a valuable tool in the diagnostic approach of focal liver lesions, but occasionally subjective and observer-dependent. Semiquantitative evaluation of dynamic CEUS (DCEUS) with standardised software programmes such as Dynamic Vascular Pattern (DVP) could help to improve diagnostic accuracy and objectivity in(More)
Purpose: To develop a contrast-enhanced ultrasound algorithm (LI-RADS-CEUS = liver imaging reporting and data system with contrast-enhanced ultrasound) for the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients at risk. Materials and Methods: A CEUS algorithm (LI-RADS-CEUS) was designed analogously to CT- and MRI-based LI-RADS. LI-RADS-CEUS was(More)
Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) elastography done with the 4C1 probe yields comparable results to the recently introduced 6C1HD probe. Materials and Methods: Measurements with the 4C1 and 6C1HD probes (Acuson S2000) were performed and compared in four different inclusions of an elasticity(More)
PURPOSE Ultrasound is a well-established noninvasive test for assessing patients with liver disease. This study aims to prospectively compare ultrasound to the new technique elastography (ARFI) for the assessment of liver fibrosis/cirrhosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS High-frequency B-mode ultrasound (liver surface/vein irregularity, liver homogeneity, spleen(More)
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