An increasing body of research points to the potential value of contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in connection with various procedures, from the non-invasive percutaneous imaging to the invasive intraoperative imaging.
CEUS makes it possible to measure flow in small vessels and to detect changes in vascularity of focal lesions and parenchymal tissue. The vascularity of tumor tissue differs from that of normal tissue. CEUS can detect these differences and may be used to improve the sensitivity and accuracy of detection of lesions in the parenchymal organs.1
BK Ultrasound’s systems and transducers can be used for the entire spectrum of contrast imaging. Our abdominal, laparoscopic, and intraoperative transducers are contrast capable.
*In the USA, contrast-enhanced ultrasound has not been market cleared by the FDA, with the exception of only select cardiac imaging applications. 1Skjoldbye, B, Pedersen MH, Gorr L. Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasonography of the Liver. BK Medical, 2007, BO0016-A