Ultraschall Med 2021; 42(04): 344-346
DOI: 10.1055/a-1511-9997

Is CEUS the future for imaging complex renal cysts? Are we on the threshold of a change?

Ist CEUS die Zukunft in der Bildgebung komplexer Nierenzysten? Stehen wir an der Schwelle zur Veränderung?
Paul S. Sidhu
Ole Graumann
Jolanta Webb

The paper by Gasser et al in this issue compares the cost-effectiveness of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) with magnetic resonance (MR) imaging as a diagnostic option for indeterminate cystic renal lesions [1]. The cost-effectiveness of CEUS has also been investigated and reported recently by Spiesecke at al., adding contrast enhanced computed tomography (CECT) along with MR imaging, demonstrating the clear cost-effectiveness of CEUS [2]. An EFSUMB 2020 position statement, examining the evidence for the use of CEUS in the assessment of complex renal cysts, ascertained the usefulness of this technique when applying the CECT based Bosniak classification [3]. Are we therefore on the threshold of a change in clinical practice in relation to the diagnostic management of a complex renal cyst?

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Publication Date:
03 August 2021 (online)

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