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Open Access 26-07-2023 | Abdominal Radiology

New microvascular ultrasound techniques: abdominal applications

Authors: Roberto Cannella, Giulia Pilato, Mariasole Mazzola, Tommaso Vincenzo Bartolotta

Published in: La radiologia medica | Issue 9/2023

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Abstract

Microvascular ultrasound (MVUS) is a new ultrasound technique that allows the detection of slow-velocity flow, providing the visualization of the blood flow in small vessels without the need of intravenous contrast agent administration. This technology has been integrated in the most recent ultrasound equipment and applied for the assessment of vascularization. Compared to conventional color Doppler and power Doppler imaging, MVUS provides higher capability to detect intralesional flow. A growing number of studies explored the potential applications in hepatobiliary, genitourinary, and vascular pathologies. Different flow patterns can be observed in hepatic and renal focal lesions providing information on tumor vascularity and improving the differential diagnosis. This article aims to provide a detailed review on the current evidences and applications of MVUS in abdominal imaging.
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Metadata
Title
New microvascular ultrasound techniques: abdominal applications
Authors
Roberto Cannella
Giulia Pilato
Mariasole Mazzola
Tommaso Vincenzo Bartolotta
Publication date
26-07-2023
Publisher
Springer Milan
Published in
La radiologia medica / Issue 9/2023
Print ISSN: 0033-8362
Electronic ISSN: 1826-6983
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11547-023-01679-6

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