Volumetric contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging of renal perfusion.

  title={Volumetric contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging of renal perfusion.},
  author={Marshall J. Mahoney and Anna G Sorace and Jason M. Warram and Sharon L. Samuel and Kenneth L Hoyt},
  journal={Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine},
  volume={33 8},
OBJECTIVES To determine whether volumetric contrast-enhanced ultrasound (US) imaging has the potential to monitor changes in renal perfusion after vascular injury. METHODS Volumetric contrast-enhanced US uses a series of planar image acquisitions, capturing the nonlinear second harmonic signal from microbubble contrast agents flowing in the vasculature. Tissue perfusion parameters (peak intensity [IPK], time to peak intensity [TPK], wash-in rate [WIR], and area under the curve [AUC]) were… CONTINUE READING