Contrast-enhanced intraoperative ultrasonography in surgery for liver tumors.

@article{Torzilli2004ContrastenhancedIU,
  title={Contrast-enhanced intraoperative ultrasonography in surgery for liver tumors.},
  author={Guido Torzilli},
  journal={European journal of radiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={51 Suppl},
  pages={S25-9}
}
IOUS is the most accurate diagnostic technique for assessing focal liver lesions, but still has some drawbacks. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound examination done intraoperatively (CE-IOUS), using second generation contrast agents (SonoVue, Bracco-Imaging, Milan, Italy), seems able to overcome those aforementioned lacking aspects of IOUS. In cirrhotic patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), CE-IOUS provides information about tumor vascularity which are useful for nodules differentiation: this… CONTINUE READING
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