Effect of signal intensity from the accumulated microbubbles in the liver for differentiation of idiopathic portal hypertension from liver cirrhosis.

@article{Maruyama2009EffectOS,
  title={Effect of signal intensity from the accumulated microbubbles in the liver for differentiation of idiopathic portal hypertension from liver cirrhosis.},
  author={Hitoshi Maruyama and Hiroyuki Ishibashi and Masanori P. Takahashi and Fumio Imazeki and Osamu Yokosuka},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={252 2},
  pages={587-94}
}
PURPOSE To examine the possibility of using contrast material-enhanced ultrasonography (US) to differentiate idiopathic portal hypertension (IPH) from cirrhosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was an institutional review board-approved prospective study with written informed consent. The study consisted of 23 patients (mean age, 60 years +/- 11; range, 37-85 years) with biopsy-proved cirrhosis, 10 patients (mean age, 65 years +/- 8; range, 51-78 years) with IPH, and 27 control subjects (mean age… CONTINUE READING

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