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European Radiology

, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 428–435 | Cite as

Focal liver lesions: Doppler ultrasound

  • N. Hosten
  • R. Puls
  • W. O. Bechstein
  • R. Felix
Abdominal radiology

Abstract.

Echo patterns of focal liver lesions as well as other morphological criteria do not suffice for differential diagnosis. In an attempt to increase the specificity of ultrasound of focal liver lesions, several years of Doppler-flow information was evaluated. Recent advances in ultrasound technology (power Doppler imaging, second harmonic imaging) as well as commercial availability of an intravenous signal enhancer (contrast agent) have additionally improved results of this technique.

Key words: Liver Neoplasms Ultrasound Doppler studies Contrast media 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Hosten
    • 1
  • R. Puls
    • 1
  • W. O. Bechstein
    • 2
  • R. Felix
    • 1
  1. 1.Strahlenklinik und -Poliklinik, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Charité, Virchow Klinikum, Augustenburger Platz 1, D-13353 Berlin, GermanyDE
  2. 2.Chirurgische Klinik und -Poliklinik, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Charité, Virchow Klinikum, Augustenburger Platz 1, D-13353 Berlin, GermanyDE

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