Endoscopic Ultrasound

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 21--24

Applications of contrast-enhanced harmonic endoscopic ultrasound on biliary, focal liver lesions and vascular diseases


Jun-Ho Choi1, Dong-Wan Seo2 
1 Department of Internal Medicine, Dankook University College of Medicine, Dankook University Hospital, Seoul, South Korea
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea

Correspondence Address:
Dong-Wan Seo
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, 88, Olympic-Ro 43-Gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul 138-736
South Korea

Over the last decade, the clinical applications of contrast-enhanced harmonic endoscopic ultrasound (CH-EUS) have increased steadily. The development of second-generation ultrasound contrast agents has allowed superior visualization of the microvasculature and tissue perfusion of the target lesion. This methodology has proven useful in the differential diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses and lymph nodes. In addition, the applicability of CH-EUS has expanded to nonpancreas structures such as biliary, focal liver lesions, and vascular disease. This article focuses primarily on the novel applications of CH-EUS in biliary tract and visceral vascular diseases.


How to cite this article:
Choi JH, Seo DW. Applications of contrast-enhanced harmonic endoscopic ultrasound on biliary, focal liver lesions and vascular diseases.Endosc Ultrasound 2017;6:21-24


How to cite this URL:
Choi JH, Seo DW. Applications of contrast-enhanced harmonic endoscopic ultrasound on biliary, focal liver lesions and vascular diseases. Endosc Ultrasound [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Nov 26 ];6:21-24
Available from: http://www.eusjournal.com/article.asp?issn=2303-9027;year=2017;volume=6;issue=1;spage=21;epage=24;aulast=Choi;type=0