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Innovations in contrast enhanced high resolution ultrasound improve sonographic imaging of the intestine.
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PMID:  20675901     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim was to describe the perfusion pattern of the inflamed bowel wall and the surrounding tissue in inflammatory bowel disease and diverticulitis of the sigmoid colon applying a high resolution matrix transducer and the new hybrid technique. We performed contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) using an updated version of the 1-5 MHz (C1-5-D convex probe) and the 6-9 MHz probe (9L-D linear probe) as well as a matrix 6-15 MHz transducer (ML 6-15-D Matrix Array Linear Probe) and updated post-processing procedures to examine microvascularization of inflamed bowel wall in Crohn's disease (11 patients), ulcerative colitis (1 patient) and diverticulitis of the sigmoid colon (2 patients). Assessment of mural microvascularization was successful as well as identification of fistulas (2 patients) and covered perforation (1 patient). Moreover analysis of time intensity curves revealed increase of signal intensity up to 20 dB. Summarizing, application of high resolution linear probes and use of updated post-processing methods substantially improve detection of inflammation-caused increased microcirculation of the bowel wall and the surrounding tissue as well as identification of complications as fistulas or covered perforations.
C Girlich; D Schacherer; P Lamby; M N Scherer; A G Schreyer; E M Jung
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical hemorheology and microcirculation     Volume:  45     ISSN:  1875-8622     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Hemorheol. Microcirc.     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-02     Completed Date:  2010-12-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9709206     Medline TA:  Clin Hemorheol Microcirc     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  207-15     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine I, University of Regensburg, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Colitis, Ulcerative / ultrasonography
Contrast Media / diagnostic use*
Crohn Disease / ultrasonography
Diverticulitis, Colonic / ultrasonography
Gastrointestinal Tract / blood supply,  pathology,  ultrasonography
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases / ultrasonography
Intestinal Diseases / ultrasonography*
Ultrasonography / instrumentation*,  methods,  trends
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