Characterization of small focal liver lesions using real-time contrast-enhanced sonography: diagnostic performance analysis in 200 patients.

@article{Xu2006CharacterizationOS,
  title={Characterization of small focal liver lesions using real-time contrast-enhanced sonography: diagnostic performance analysis in 200 patients.},
  author={Hui-Xiong Xu and Guangjian Liu and Ming-de Lu and Xiao-Yan Xie and Zuo-feng Xu and Yan-ling Zheng and Jin-yu Liang},
  journal={Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={349-61}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess the diagnostic performance of real-time contrast-enhanced sonography in characterization of small focal liver lesions (FLLs; < or = 3.0 cm in diameter). METHODS Two hundred small FLLs in 200 patients were examined by contrast-enhanced sonography using a contrast-specific mode of contrast pulse sequencing and a sulfur hexafluoride-filled microbubble contrast agent. The sonographic images were reviewed by 2 independent readers. A 5-point… CONTINUE READING