Contrast-enhanced power Doppler US: Is it useful in the differentiation of gallbladder disease? - Preliminary results

Kyeong Ah Kim, Cheol Min Park, Sang Woo Park, Sang Hoon Cha, Hae Young Seol, In Ho Cha, Chang Hee Lee, Ki Yeol Lee

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    Abstract

    Thirteen patients with gallbladder disease underwent power Doppler ultrasound (PDUS) before and after microbubble contrast agent injection. Lesion and liver bed vascularity was evaluated. Pathological diagnoses in nine patients were two acute cholecystitis, four chronic inflammation, one adenoma and two adenocarcinoma. Two cases of cancer were included on clinical and radiological findings. Two cases were excluded because no pathologic diagnosis was available. Liver bed hyperemia was noted only in acute cholecystitis. Contrast-enhanced PDUS was superior to nonenhanced PDUS in the demonstration of vascularity of gallbladder diseases. However, contrast-enhanced PDUS has limited value in the differentiation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)319-324
    Number of pages6
    JournalClinical Imaging
    Volume26
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2002 Sep

    Keywords

    • Contrast media
    • Disease
    • Doppler studies
    • Gallbladder
    • US
    • Ultrasound (US)
    • Wall thickening

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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