Contrast-enhanced sonography of the spleen

Orlando Catalano, Fabio Sandomenico, Iolanda Matarazzo, Alfredo Siani

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OBJECTIVE. Combined use of low-mechanical-index technologies and non-air-filled contrast media allows real-time sonographic assessment of the spleen. This pictorial essay focuses on several aspects of contrast-enhanced sonography of the spleen, including examination technique, clinical indications, normal findings obtained through all vascular phases, abnormal findings (splenomegaly, infarction, abscess, benign tumors, lymphoma, metastasis, injuries, and accessory spleen), limitations, and pitfalls. CONCLUSION. Real-time, contrast-enhanced sonography is a novel technique allowing depiction of a wide range of splenic abnormalities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1150-1156
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2005


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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