Dynamic contrast-enhanced ultrasound for quantification of tissue perfusion

Fröhlich, Eckhart, Muller, Reinhold, Cui, Xin-Wu, Schreiber-Dietrich, Dagmar, and Dietrich, Christoph F. (2015) Dynamic contrast-enhanced ultrasound for quantification of tissue perfusion. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, 34 (2). pp. 179-196.

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Abstract

Dynamic contrast-enhanced ultrasound (US) imaging, a technique that uses microbubble contrast agents with diagnostic US, has recently been technically summarized and reviewed by a European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology position paper. However, the practical applications of this imaging technique were not included. This article reviews and discusses the published literature on the clinical use of dynamic contrast-enhanced US. This review finds that dynamic contrast-enhanced US imaging is the most sensitive cross-sectional real-time method for measuring the perfusion of parenchymatous organs noninvasively. It can measure parenchymal perfusion and therefore can differentiate between benign and malignant tumors. The most important routine clinical role of dynamic contrast-enhanced US is the prediction of tumor responses to chemotherapy within a very short time, shorter than using Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors criteria. Other applications found include quantifying the hepatic transit time, diabetic kidneys, transplant grafts, and Crohn disease. In addition, the problems involved in using dynamic contrast-enhanced US are discussed.

Item ID: 41901
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: bolus protocol, guidelines, infusion protocol, perfusion quantification, therapy monitoring, ultrasound contrast agents, vascular ultrasound
ISSN: 0278-4297
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2015 18:38
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110320 Radiology and Organ Imaging @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920203 Diagnostic Methods @ 100%
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