Possibilities of sonographic image fusion : Current developments.

[Possibilities of sonographic image fusion : Current developments]. Radiologe. 2015 Oct 13; Authors: Jung EM, Clevert DA Abstract CLINICAL/METHODICAL ISSUE: For diagnostic and interventional procedures ultrasound (US) image fusion can be used as a complementary imaging technique. METHODICAL INNOVATIONS: Image fusion has the advantage of real time imaging and can be combined with other cross-sectional imaging techniques. PERFORMANCE: With the introduction of US contrast agents sonography and image fusion have gained more importance in the detection and characterization of liver lesions. ACHIEVEMENTS: Fusion of US images with computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) facilitates the diagnostics and postinterventional therapy control. PRACTICAL RECOMMENDATIONS: In addition to the primary application of image fusion in the diagnosis and treatment of liver lesions, there are more useful indications for contrast-enhanced US (CEUS) in routine clinical diagnostic procedures, such as intraoperative US (IOUS), vascular imaging and diagnostics of other organs, such as the kidneys and prostate gland. PMID: 26464374 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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