Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound of the Liver: Optimizing Technique and Clinical Applications.
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2018 Feb;210(2):320-332. doi: 10.2214/AJR.17.17843. Epub 2017 Dec 8. Pang EHT1, Chan A2, Ho SG1, Harris AC1.
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to review the general principles, technique, and clinical applications of contrast-enhanced ultrasound of the liver.
CONCLUSION: Proper technique and optimization of contrast-enhanced ultrasound require a balance between maintaining the integrity of the microbubble contrast agent and preserving the ultrasound signal. Established and emerging applications in the liver include diagnosis of focal lesions, aiding ultrasound-guided intervention, monitoring of therapy, and aiding surgical management.