Microvascular ultrasound (MVUS) is a new ultrasound technique that allows the detection of slow-velocity flow, providing the visualization of the blood flow in small vessels without the need of intravenous contrast agent administration. This technology has been integrated in the most recent ultrasound equipment and applied for the assessment of vascularization. Compared to conventional color Doppler and power Doppler imaging, MVUS provides higher capability to detect intralesional flow. A growing number of studies explored the potential applications in hepatobiliary, genitourinary, and vascular pathologies. Different flow patterns can be observed in hepatic and renal focal lesions providing information on tumor vascularity and improving the differential diagnosis. This article aims to provide a detailed review on the current evidences and applications of MVUS in abdominal imaging.

Cannella, R., Pilato, G., Mazzola, M., Bartolotta, T.V. (2023). New microvascular ultrasound techniques: abdominal applications. LA RADIOLOGIA MEDICA, 128(9), 1023-1034 [10.1007/s11547-023-01679-6].

New microvascular ultrasound techniques: abdominal applications

Cannella, Roberto
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Pilato, Giulia;Mazzola, Mariasole;Bartolotta, Tommaso Vincenzo
2023-09-01

Abstract

Microvascular ultrasound (MVUS) is a new ultrasound technique that allows the detection of slow-velocity flow, providing the visualization of the blood flow in small vessels without the need of intravenous contrast agent administration. This technology has been integrated in the most recent ultrasound equipment and applied for the assessment of vascularization. Compared to conventional color Doppler and power Doppler imaging, MVUS provides higher capability to detect intralesional flow. A growing number of studies explored the potential applications in hepatobiliary, genitourinary, and vascular pathologies. Different flow patterns can be observed in hepatic and renal focal lesions providing information on tumor vascularity and improving the differential diagnosis. This article aims to provide a detailed review on the current evidences and applications of MVUS in abdominal imaging.
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Cannella, R., Pilato, G., Mazzola, M., Bartolotta, T.V. (2023). New microvascular ultrasound techniques: abdominal applications. LA RADIOLOGIA MEDICA, 128(9), 1023-1034 [10.1007/s11547-023-01679-6].
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