Enhancing the Role of Ultrasound with Contrast Agents

  • Riccardo Lencioni

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Technique and Methodology of Contrast Ultrasound

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David Cosgrove, Robert Eckersley
      Pages 3-14
  3. Clinical Application of Contrast Ultrasound in Liver Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Carlos Nicolau, Concepcio Bru
      Pages 39-52
    3. Luigi Solbiati, Massimo Tonolini, Tiziana Ierace
      Pages 69-76
    4. Nathalie Lassau, Jérome Leclère, Pierre Péronneau
      Pages 77-88
    5. Martin Krix, Stefan Delorme
      Pages 89-95
    6. Edward Leen, Susan Moug, Paul G. Horgan
      Pages 97-103
    7. Riccardo Lencioni, Clotilde Della Pina, Dania Cioni, Laura Crocetti, Carlo Bartolozzi
      Pages 105-116
  4. Clinical Application of Contrast Ultrasound In Vascular Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Dirk W. Droste
      Pages 119-129
    3. Alberto Martegani, Luca Aiani, Claudia Borghi
      Pages 145-162
  5. New Prospects in Clinical Application of Contrast Ultrasound

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Thomas Fischer
      Pages 173-191
    3. Ferdinand Frauscher
      Pages 205-216
    4. Henri Marret, Stéphane Sauget, Molly Brewer, François Tranquart
      Pages 217-224
    5. Giorgio Rizzatto, Roberta Chersevani
      Pages 225-237

About this book


The introduction of microbubble contrast agents and the development of contrast-specific scanning techniques have opened new prospects in ultrasound. The advent of second-generation agents – that enable real-time contrast-enhanced imaging – has been instrumental in improving the acceptance and the reproducibility of examinations. Contrast ultrasound substantially improves detection and characterization of focal liver lesions with respect to baseline studies, and has already been introduced in international guidelines for the diagnosis of liver tumors. The role of contrast agents in vascular ultrasound is also established, and several new clinical applications are emerging. This book, written by the leading experts in the field, provides an up-to-date overview on the clinical value of contrast agents in ultrasound. The volume moves from a background section on technique and methodology to the main sections on the clinical application of contrast ultrasound in the liver and in vascular diseases. A final section discusses results and prospects of contrast ultrasound modality in the other fields.


Contrast agents Liver tumors Tumor carcinoma diagnosis imaging liver tumor surgery ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • Riccardo Lencioni
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Department of Oncology, Transplants and Advanced Technologies in MedicineUniversity of PisaPisaItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-0475-7
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-0476-4
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