Contrast-enhanced ultrasound for prostate cancer imaging

H. Wijkstra, J.J.M.C.H. De La Rosette, H. Von Busch, J. Powers

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Abstract

Prostate cancer is the number one non-skin malignancy of males in Western countries. Analysis of the care cycle for prostate cancer patients indicates the lack of an accurate screening test, and the lack of a widely available and reliable imaging method for local tumors. This article presents a new approach to imaging localized prostate cancer: contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS). The method is based on the visualization of microvessel density by microbubble contrastagents. In this pilot project, contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) imaging was correlated with histology. The results indicate that changes in theperfusion characteristics revealed by CEUS correlate with malignant tissue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-79
JournalMedicaMundi
Volume51
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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