Ultraschall Med 2021; 42(03): 270-277
DOI: 10.1055/a-1345-3626
Guidelines & Recommendations

European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB): An Update on the Pediatric CEUS Registry on Behalf of the “EFSUMB Pediatric CEUS Registry Working Group”

Register der Europäischen Ultraschallgesellschaft (EFSUMB): Update „Anwendung des kontrastverstärkten Ultraschalls bei Kindern“
1   Department Allgemeine Innere Medizin (DAIM), Kliniken Hirslanden Beau Site, Salem und Permanence, Bern, Switzerland
2   Department of Internal Medicine 2, Caritas-Krankenhaus Bad Mergentheim, Germany
3   Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Hospital, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Rasa Augustiniene
4   Department of Radiology, Children’s Hospital, Affiliate of Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Klinikos, Lithuania
Tomasz Batko
5   Department of Pediatric, Haematology and Oncology, Medical University of Gdansk, Poland
Vito Cantisani
6   Radiological, Oncological and Anatomy-Pathological Sciences University Sapienza of Rome, Italy
Andrius Cekuolis
4   Department of Radiology, Children’s Hospital, Affiliate of Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Klinikos, Lithuania
Annamaria Deganello
7   Department of Radiology, King’s College London, King’s College Hospital, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Yi Dong
8   Department of Ultrasound, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
Doris Franke
9   Department of Pediatric Kidney, Liver and Metabolic Diseases, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
Zoltan Harkanyi
10   Department of Radiology, Heim Pal National Pediatric Institute, Budapest, Hungary
Paul D. Humphries
11   Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and University College London NHS Foundation Trusts
Maciej Jędrzejczyk
12   Ultrasound Diagnostic Department, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland
Jörg Jüngert
13   Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, University Hospital Erlangen, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany
Horst Kinkel
14   Krankenhaus Düren, Klinik für Gastroenterologie, Hepatologie, Diabetologie und Intensivmedizin, Düren, Germany
Orsolya Koller
10   Department of Radiology, Heim Pal National Pediatric Institute, Budapest, Hungary
Wojciech Kosiak
15   Ultrasound and Biopsy Diagnostics Lab at the Clinic of Pediatrics, Haematology and Oncology, Medical University of Gdansk, Poland
Christian Kunze
16   Clinic and Policlinic of Radiology, University Medical Center Halle (Saale), Germany
Anoushka Ljutikov
17   Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Barts Health NHS Trust, The Royal London Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Jaroslaw Madzik
18   Institute of Mother and Child, Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Warsaw, Poland
Hans-Joachim Mentzel
19   Section of Pediatric Radiology, Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology. University Hospital Jena, Germany
20   Department of Radiology, Medical University of Gdansk, Poland
7   Department of Radiology, King’s College London, King’s College Hospital, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Dagmar Schreiber-Dietrich
21   Localinomed, Bern Switzerland
22   Department of Pediatric Medicine, Caritas-Krankenhaus Bad Mergentheim, Germany
Maria E. Sellars
7   Department of Radiology, King’s College London, King’s College Hospital, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Martin Stenzel
23   Kliniken der Stadt Köln gGmbH, Kinderradiologie, Köln, Germany
Heike Taut
24   Children’s Hospital, Universitätsklinikum Dresden, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany
Gibran T. Yusuf
7   Department of Radiology, King’s College London, King’s College Hospital, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
7   Department of Radiology, King’s College London, King’s College Hospital, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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The European Federation of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB) created the “EFSUMB Pediatric Registry” (EFSUMB EPR) with the purpose of collecting data regarding the intravenous application of pediatric contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS). The primary aim was to document the current clinical practice and usefulness of the technique and secondarily to assess CEUS safety in children. We issue the preliminary results of this database and examine the overall practice of CEUS in children in Europe.


Die Europäische Ultraschallgesellschaft (EFSUMB) initiierte eine Datensammlung zum pädiatrischen kontrastverstärkten Ultraschall. Die Ziele waren es, für die intravenöse Untersuchungstechnik Anwendungsmöglichkeiten und Technik zu dokumentieren sowie das Sicherheitsprofil bei Kindern zu reflektieren. Wir präsentieren hiermit die Ergebnisse für die Anwendung des kontrastverstärkten Ultraschalls in Europa.

Publication History

Received: 06 October 2020

Accepted: 24 December 2020

Article published online:
09 March 2021

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