Practical advantages of contrast-enhanced ultrasound in abdominopelvic radiology

Praveen Ganti Ranganath, Michelle L. Robbin, Susan J. Back, Edward G. Grant, David T. Fetzer

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Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are two of the workhorse modalities of abdominopelvic radiology. However, these modalities are not without patient- and technique-specific limitations that may prevent a timely and accurate diagnosis. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is an effective, rapid, and cost-effective imaging modality with expanding clinical utility in the United States. In this pictorial essay, we provide a case-based discussion demonstrating the practical advantages of CEUS in evaluating a variety of pathologies in which CT or MRI was precluded or insufficient. Through these advantages, CEUS can serve a complementary role with CT and MRI in comprehensive abdominopelvic radiology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)998-1012
Number of pages15
JournalAbdominal Radiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2018


  • CEUS
  • Contrast
  • Contrast allergy
  • Renal dysfunction
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology


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