Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound for Musculoskeletal Applications: A World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology Position Paper

Christian Fischer (Coresponding Author), Martin Krix, Marc André Weber, Alexander Loizides, Hannes Gruber, Ernst Michael Jung, Andrea Klauser, Maija Radzina, Christoph Frank Dietrich

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Abstract

This World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology position paper reviews the diagnostic potential of ultrasound contrast agents for clinical decision-making and provides general advice for optimal contrast-enhanced ultrasound performance in musculoskeletal issues. In this domain, contrast-enhanced ultrasound performance has increasingly been investigated with promising results, but still lacks everyday clinical application and standardized techniques; therefore, experts summarized current knowledge according to published evidence and best personal experience. The goal was to intensify and standardize the use and administration of ultrasound contrast agents to facilitate correct diagnoses and ultimately to improve the management and outcomes of patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1279-1295
Number of pages17
JournalUltrasound in Medicine and Biology
Volume46
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020

Keywords

  • Contrast-enhanced ultrasound
  • Guidelines
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Perfusion
  • Ultrasound contrast agents

Field of Science

  • 3.2 Clinical medicine
  • 3.1 Basic medicine

Publication Type

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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