Pathologic skeletal muscle perfusion in patients with myositis: detection with quantitative contrast-enhanced US--initial results.

@article{Weber2006PathologicSM,
  title={Pathologic skeletal muscle perfusion in patients with myositis: detection with quantitative contrast-enhanced US--initial results.},
  author={M. A. Weber and Martin Krix and U T A Jappe and Hagen Bernhard Huttner and Marius Hartmann and Uta Meyding-Lamad{\'e} and Marco Essig and Christoph Fiehn and Hans-Ulrich Kauczor and S. Delorme},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={238 2},
  pages={640-9}
}
PURPOSE To prospectively determine whether contrast material-enhanced ultrasonography (US) can depict inflammation-induced changes in muscle perfusion for patients suspected of having dermatomyositis or polymyositis and to compare these findings with those of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and muscle biopsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional review board approval and informed consent were obtained. Perfusion in skeletal muscles was quantified with contrast-enhanced intermittent power… CONTINUE READING