By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Investigators discuss new findings in Ultrasound Technology. According to news reporting originating in Vandoeuvre, France, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "Initially, a set of guidelines for the use of ultrasound contrast agents was published in 2004 dealing only with liver applications. A second edition of the guidelines in 2008 reflected changes in the available contrast agents and updated the guidelines for the liver, as well as implementing some non-liver applications."
The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from University Hospital, "Time has moved on, and the need for international guidelines on the use of CEUS in the liver has become apparent. The present document describes the third iteration of recommendations for the hepatic use of contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) using contrast specific imaging techniques. This joint WFUMB-EFSUMB initiative has implicated experts from major leading ultrasound societies worldwide. These liver CEUS guidelines are simultaneously published in the official journals of both organizing federations (i.e., Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology for WFUMB and Ultraschall in der Medizin/European Journal of Ultrasound for EFSUMB). These guidelines and recommendations provide general advice on the use of all currently clinically available ultrasound contrast agents (UCA)."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "They are intended to create standard protocols for the use and administration of UCA in liver applications on an international basis and improve the management of patients worldwide."
For more information on this research see: Guidelines and good clinical practice recommendations for Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) in the liver - update 2012: A WFUMB-EFSUMB initiative in cooperation with representatives of AFSUMB, AIUM, ASUM, FLAUS and ICUS. Ultrasound In Medicine & Biology, 2013;39(2):187-210. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Ultrasound In Medicine & Biology - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/525490)
Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M. Claudon, Dept. of Pediatric Radiology, INSERM U947, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nancy and Universite de Lorraine, Vandoeuvre, France. Additional authors for this research include C.F. Dietrich, B.I. Choi, D.O. Cosgrove, M. Kudo, C.P. Nolsoe, F. Piscaglia, S.R. Wilson, R.G. Barr, M.C. Chammas, N.G. Chaubal, M.H. Chen, D.A. Clevert, J.M. Correas, H. Ding, F. Forsberg, J.B. Fowlkes, R.N. Gibson and Go.
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