Contrast-enhanced sonography of the lung for differential diagnosis of atelectasis.

  title={Contrast-enhanced sonography of the lung for differential diagnosis of atelectasis.},
  author={Christian G{\"o}rg and Tillmann Bert and Rudolf Kring},
  journal={Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine},
  volume={25 1},
OBJECTIVE Because of the absence of air in atelectatic tissue, sonography allows visualization of lung atelectasis and may characterize pulmonary and bronchial arterial vascularity by contrast-enhanced sonography (CES). METHODS Thirty consecutive patients with obstructive atelectasis (OA) (n = 17) and compression atelectasis (n = 13) were retrospectively studied by CES using a second-generation sulfur hexafluoride contrast agent (SonoVue [BR1]; Bracco SpA, Milan, Italy). The following CES… CONTINUE READING
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