Quantitative evaluation of acute renal failure in rabbits with contrast-enhanced ultrasound.

@article{Dong2012QuantitativeEO,
  title={Quantitative evaluation of acute renal failure in rabbits with contrast-enhanced ultrasound.},
  author={Yi Dong and Wen-Ping Wang and Jia-ying Cao and Pei-li Fan and Xi-yuan Lin},
  journal={Chinese medical journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={125 4},
  pages={
          652-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND Assessment of perfusion in the early period of acute renal failure (ARF) is important, and can not be made by conventional ultrasound. The aim of this study was to prospectively test in a rabbit ARF model whether real-time contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) can quantitatively evaluate the hemodynamic changes of renal cortex in the early period. METHODS The model of ARF was induced in 30 healthy New Zealand white rabbits (2.5 - 3.0 kg), by intramuscular injection of 50% glycerin… CONTINUE READING