By Luigi Bolondi
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3, 4). Development of specific imaging techniques and USCA with different properties should be directed to increase the impact of CEUS in cirrhosis. The total USCA dose can be fractioned to obtain repeated arterial phases. The reproducibility of the USCA effect should be maintained over the duration of the examination. In practice, no more than 2 to 3 arterial phases can be obtained with available USCAs. New approaches using USCA with specific uptake into the reticuloendothelial system might increase the rate of HCC with hypoechoic appearance during late phase.
CEUS features in hypervascular liver metastases (from ) Tumor entity Arterial phase PV phase Delayed (late) phase Typical Hyperenhancement, Hypoenhancing Hypoenhancing, features complete nonenhancing Additional “Chaotic”vessels features The Role of Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) in Identifying Focal Liver Lesions Table 9. CEUS features in hypovascular liver metastases (from ) Tumor entity Arterial phase PV phase Delayed (late) phase Typical Rim enhancement, Hypoenhancing Hypoenhancing, features complete nonenhancing Additional Complete enhancement, Nonenhancing features nonenhancing areas areas As in CT, CEUS metastases can present as hyper- or hypovascular lesions: Hypervascular tumors are characterized by an early arterial enhancement, which is present in most parts of the tumor.
Even the majority of lesions < 15 mm found in patients with a history of extrahepatic malignancy are benign in 89% of cases . All focal areas containing normal liver tissue enhance like the surrounding liver tissue. Regenerative nodules may slightly differ in their vascular supply and may thus hyper- or hypoenhance during the arterial phase (Fig. 2). Focal Fatty Changes As an area of focal fatty infiltration or fatty sparing does not differ in its vasculature from surrounding liver tissue, contrast enhancement does not differ as well from surrounding tissue (Table 3).
Advances in Diagnostic Imaging The Value of Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound for Liver by Luigi Bolondi