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

Orlando Catalano, Bianca Cusati, Antonio Nunziata, Alfredo Siani

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-21
Number of pages7
JournalEmergency Radiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2004



  • Acute disorders
  • Contrast-enhanced ultrasonography
  • Infarct
  • Spleen
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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