Contrast-enhanced ultrasonography with intraarterial administration of SonoVue for guidance of transarterial chemoembolization: an initial experience.

@article{Moschouris2011ContrastenhancedUW,
  title={Contrast-enhanced ultrasonography with intraarterial administration of SonoVue for guidance of transarterial chemoembolization: an initial experience.},
  author={Hippokrates Moschouris and Katerina S. Malagari and Marianna Kalokairinou and Konstantinos Nikolaos Stamatiou and Athanasios Marinis and Marina Georgiou Papadaki},
  journal={Medical ultrasonography},
  year={2011},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={296-301}
}
AIMS To describe the technique and to evaluate the feasibility of contrast-enhanced ultrasound with intraarterial administration of echo-enhancer (i.a CEUS) as a method for guidance of transarterial chemoembolization (TACE). PATIENTS AND METHODS Twelve patients with 17 target liver tumors underwent superselective TACE, guided with i.a CEUS. After microcatheter placement in a (sub)segmental artery suspected as a tumor feeder, a diluted suspension of SonoVue was injected through the… CONTINUE READING