Contrast-enhanced ultrasound of renal masses.

Title

Contrast-enhanced ultrasound of renal masses.

Creator

Bennett J;Peterson C;Barr RG

Publisher

Applied Radiology

Date

2020
2020-12-11

Description

Contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) has gained clinical importance over the last years for the characterization of hepatic masses. Its role in extrahepatic indications has been investigated repeatedly but has been less comprehensively studied. Currently more than 50% of renal masses are incidentally diagnosed, mostly by B-mode ultrasound. The method of choice for characterization of renal lesions is contrast enhanced computed tomography (CECT). In the case of cystic lesions CECT refers to the Bosniak classification for cystic lesions to assess the risk of malignant behavior. The majority of masses are renal cell carcinoma, but the exact proportion is controversial. Disadvantages of CECT are a significant risk for patients with impaired renal function, allergic reactions and hyperthyroidism due to iodinated contrast agents. Several studies concerning CEUS for the characterization of both solid and cystic renal lesions have been published, but prospective multicenter studies are missing, the presented data being mainly descriptive. The aim of the this manuscript is to review the current literature for CEUS in renal masses, to summarize the available data and focus on possible concepts for studies in the future.

Subject

renal cell carcinoma; biopsy; Contrast enhanced ultrasound; angiomyolipoma; onocytoma; sonovue

Identifier

Format

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Pages

10-16

Issue

6

Volume

49

ISSN

0160-9963

NEOMED College

NEOMED College of Medicine

NEOMED Department

Department of Radiology

Update Year & Number

October 2020 List

Citation

Bennett J;Peterson C;Barr RG, “Contrast-enhanced ultrasound of renal masses.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed January 16, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/11356.

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