Abdominal Imaging

, Volume 36, Issue 6, pp 742–752

Renal complex cysts in adults: contrast-enhanced ultrasound


DOI: 10.1007/s00261-011-9727-8

Cite this article as:
Nicolau, C., Bunesch, L. & Sebastia, C. Abdom Imaging (2011) 36: 742. doi:10.1007/s00261-011-9727-8


Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) has been proved to be a useful imaging modality to characterize complex renal cysts using the Bosniak classification in a similar way as Computed Tomography (CT). CEUS helps not only in the characterization of complex cysts detected on baseline US but also in the characterization of indeterminate cystic lesions on CT or Magnetic Resonance (MR).

Key words

Renal cysts Renal cell carcinoma Contrast-enhanced ultrasound Kidney 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos Nicolau
    • 1
  • Laura Bunesch
    • 1
  • Carmen Sebastia
    • 1
  1. 1.Diagnostic Imaging Center, Hospital ClinicUniversity of BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

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