Contrast-enhanced ultrasound does not discriminate between community acquired pneumonia and lung cancer.

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We investigated if contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) may differentiate community acquired pneumonia (CAP) from lung cancer (LC). Among 1374 patients admitted in a 5-year period for lung opacities, 728 (329 CAP and 399 LC) were investigated by CEUS, comparing the time of appearance, disappearance, duration and pattern of distribution of contrast… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2016-208913

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