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the study of renal pathology has been performed with contrast enhanced computed tomography (CT),
however this technique has disadvantages like nephrotoxicity,
allergic reactions and high cost.
That is why in recent years the use of contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) has been implemented,
which in addition to not presenting these drawbacks,
is a technique that allows obtaining a dynamic image in real time,
effectively characterizing the microvascularization of the...
Findings and procedure details
Characteristics of echographic contrasts The characteristics of the enhancement give morphological and functional information of the kidney,
since a correct nephrogram requires a good vascular,
glomerular and tubular function,
as well as absence of obstruction in the urinary tract.
The echographic contrasts are gas microbubbles stabilized by various substances,
and for the study of renal pathology,
1.2 ml are administered via the vein.
in Europe there are 4 contrasts approved by...
The use of CEUS is widely accepted in urinary pathology,
where in many clinical situations it has shown similar results to other imaging techniques,
such as CT or MRI.
Its use may be important in the radiological management of patients,
as it can sometimes avoid unnecessary exploration,
and in other cases,
depending on the findings,
determine the next test to be performed.
Although it is part of the daily routine in some hospitals,
a greater familiarization with the technique seems necessary...
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