Contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) improves the characterization of pancreatic masses. CEUS is in fact a safe and accurate imaging method to evaluate the vascularity of pancreatic lesions. CEUS should be performed when possible immediately after the ultrasound (US) detection of a pancreatic mass. CEUS is accurate in the characterization of ductal adenocarcinoma. The use of CEUS in studying pancreatic lesions found at US, especially in the same session of ultrasound examination, is therefore recommendable to promote faster diagnosis mainly of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.

CEUS of the pancreas: Still research or the standard of care

D'ONOFRIO, Mirko;CANESTRINI, Stefano;DE ROBERTIS LOMBARDI, Riccardo;Crosara, Stefano;Demozzi, Emanuele;CIARAVINO, VALENTINA;POZZI MUCELLI, Roberto
2015

Abstract

Contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) improves the characterization of pancreatic masses. CEUS is in fact a safe and accurate imaging method to evaluate the vascularity of pancreatic lesions. CEUS should be performed when possible immediately after the ultrasound (US) detection of a pancreatic mass. CEUS is accurate in the characterization of ductal adenocarcinoma. The use of CEUS in studying pancreatic lesions found at US, especially in the same session of ultrasound examination, is therefore recommendable to promote faster diagnosis mainly of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.
CEUS, Contrast-enhanced ultrasonography, Ductal adenocarcinoma, Pancreatic masses, Pancreatic tumors
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