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A comparison of computed tomography and contrast enhanced ultrasound

Boncina, Edward and Karlsson, Veronica (2011)
Department of Health Sciences
Abstract
When investigating and classifying renal masses, computed tomography (CT) is the preferred choice. A CT examination is fast, has high diagnostic value and is readily available. CT emits radiation and uses an ion-based contrast agent that can cause con-trast-induced nephropathy. Recently the use of ultrasound examinations has risen thanks to the development of second-generation contrast agents that are less harmful to the patient. The aim of this study was to compare contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) with CT for classifying and detecting cystic renal masses. A literature review of eight selected articles was conducted. CEUS was more accurate in classifying cysts than CT. CEUS was also better in detecting renal tumours. For renal... (More)
When investigating and classifying renal masses, computed tomography (CT) is the preferred choice. A CT examination is fast, has high diagnostic value and is readily available. CT emits radiation and uses an ion-based contrast agent that can cause con-trast-induced nephropathy. Recently the use of ultrasound examinations has risen thanks to the development of second-generation contrast agents that are less harmful to the patient. The aim of this study was to compare contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) with CT for classifying and detecting cystic renal masses. A literature review of eight selected articles was conducted. CEUS was more accurate in classifying cysts than CT. CEUS was also better in detecting renal tumours. For renal pseudo-tumours, CEUS and CT seemed to be in concordance. The result also showed that the Bosniak classification system could be used for CEUS. Therefore CEUS should be considered as the primary modality as well as for the follow-up examination. (Less)
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Boncina, Edward and Karlsson, Veronica
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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ceus, cin, comparison, ct, kidneys, radiation dose, renal masses, ultrasound
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English
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2531429
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  abstract     = {When investigating and classifying renal masses, computed tomography (CT) is the preferred choice. A CT examination is fast, has high diagnostic value and is readily available. CT emits radiation and uses an ion-based contrast agent that can cause con-trast-induced nephropathy. Recently the use of ultrasound examinations has risen thanks to the development of second-generation contrast agents that are less harmful to the patient. The aim of this study was to compare contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) with CT for classifying and detecting cystic renal masses. A literature review of eight selected articles was conducted. CEUS was more accurate in classifying cysts than CT. CEUS was also better in detecting renal tumours. For renal pseudo-tumours, CEUS and CT seemed to be in concordance. The result also showed that the Bosniak classification system could be used for CEUS. Therefore CEUS should be considered as the primary modality as well as for the follow-up examination.},
  author       = {Boncina, Edward and Karlsson, Veronica},
  keyword      = {ceus, cin, comparison, ct, kidneys, radiation dose, renal masses, ultrasound},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {A comparison of computed tomography and contrast enhanced ultrasound},
  year         = {2011},
}