BioMed Research International

Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound


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1Tongji University, Shanghai, China

2KRH, Hannover, Germany

3Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA

4Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China


Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound

Description

Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is the major breakthrough in the field of diagnostic ultrasound in recent decades. It facilitates depiction of macro- and microcirculation of the target of interest in real time and noninvasively after administration of ultrasound contrast agent intravenously. CEUS has greatly reshaped the role of ultrasound in clinic practice. It has been demonstrated that CEUS is helpful in characterization and detection of focal lesions in various organs such as liver, gallbladder, pancreas, kidney, and so on. CEUS is also extensively involved in ultrasound-guided interventional procedures in that CEUS is useful to guide puncture and evaluate the treatment response. Quantitative CEUS has been tentatively used in monitoring systematic treatment of malignancy. In addition, the microbubble-based contrast agent has been served as the cavitation nucleus; thus, it can be used as a carrier for gene therapy or drug delivery. Therefore, CEUS is still in its youth and it is mandatory to find more interesting areas in which CEUS may have a potential.

We particularly take an interest in papers that report the use of CEUS in characterization or detection of cancers, especially the nonliver applications. Basic science papers about CEUS in gene therapy and drug-delivering system are also encouraged. Comparative studies between existing technologies (conventional ultrasound, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging) are also topics of interest.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Liver cancer
  • Gallbladder cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Gyn. cancers
  • Other abdominal or superficial cancers
  • Basic studies using ultrasound contrast agent

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 865028
  • - Editorial

Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound

Hui-Xiong Xu | Hans Peter Weskott | ... | Rong-Qin Zheng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 732317
  • - Research Article

Use of Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound to Study Relationship between Serum Uric Acid and Renal Microvascular Perfusion in Diabetic Kidney Disease

Ling Wang | Jia-Fen Cheng | ... | Xin-Ying Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 393124
  • - Clinical Study

Utility of Contrast-Enhanced Transabdominal Ultrasonography to Diagnose Early Chronic Pancreatitis

Nobuaki Azemoto | Teru Kumagi | ... | Yoichi Hiasa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 349172
  • - Review Article

Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound in the Diagnosis of Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma: Controversy over the ASSLD Guideline

Le-Hang Guo | Hui-Xiong Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 491782
  • - Clinical Study

Contrast-Enhanced Endoscopic Ultrasonography for Pancreatic Tumors

Yasunobu Yamashita | Jun Kato | ... | Masao Ichinose
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 193178
  • - Research Article

Effects of Gray-Scale Ultrasonography Immediate Post-Contrast on Characterization of Focal Liver Lesions

Wei Yang | Min-Hua Chen | ... | Zhi-Hui Fan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 292743
  • - Clinical Study

Application of Combined Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Transvaginal Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound in the Diagnosis of Endometrial Carcinoma

Hui-li Zhou | Hong Xiang | ... | Rui-xue Mou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 231782
  • - Research Article

The Role of Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound in Selection Indication and Improveing Diagnosis for Transthoracic Biopsy in Peripheral Pulmonary and Mediastinal Lesions

Song Wang | Wei Yang | ... | Kun Yan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 974621
  • - Research Article

Application of Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound in Cystic Pancreatic Lesions Using a Simplified Classification Diagnostic Criterion

Zhihui Fan | Kun Yan | ... | Minhua Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 640397
  • - Review Article

Recent Experiences and Advances in Contrast-Enhanced Subharmonic Ultrasound

John R. Eisenbrey | Anush Sridharan | ... | Flemming Forsberg
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