Emergency Radiology

, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 15–21 | Cite as

Real-time, contrast-specific sonography imaging of acute splenic disorders: a pictorial review

  • Orlando Catalano
  • Bianca Cusati
  • Antonio Nunziata
  • Alfredo Siani
Pictorial Essay

Abstract

Real-time, contrast-specific ultrasonography (US) uses low-mechanical-index, harmonic software to stimulate echo emission from resounding second-generation contrast medium microbubbles. At our institution, contrast-enhanced US is increasingly being used in the evaluation of acute abnormalities of the spleen, mainly to overcome some limitations of conventional (basic) US. This pictorial essay illustrates the appearance of several acute splenic lesions, both traumatic and nontraumatic, on contrast-specific US.

Keywords

Spleen Acute disorders Trauma Infarct Contrast-enhanced ultrasonography 

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© Am Soc Emergency Radiol 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Orlando Catalano
    • 2
    • 3
  • Bianca Cusati
    • 2
  • Antonio Nunziata
    • 1
  • Alfredo Siani
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic ImagingPSI Napoli ESTNaplesItaly
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyS. Maria delle Grazie HospitalPozzuoliItaly
  3. 3.NaplesItaly

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