Journal «Angiology and Vascular Surgery» • 

2019 • VOLUME 25 • №3

Role of contrast enhancement in ultrasound examination of the aortic abdominal portion

Andreevskaya M.V., Kabardieva M.R., Komlev A.E., Imaev T.E., Naumov V.G., Saidova M.A.

National Medical Research Center of Cardiology Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia

Analysed herein are the data of scientific literature over several last years concerning the use of contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) of the abdominal portion of the aorta. Based on the results of Russian and foreign studies, the authors analyse feasibility of using CEUS in various pathological conditions of the aorta, as well as sensitivity, specificity, and prognostic value of the method. Also discussed are advantages and limitations of CEUS compared with other imaging techniques. This is followed by determining appropriate approaches to using the methodology of CEUS in examination of patients after endoprosthetic repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms. Finally, described is own experience of using CEUS in examination of a patient with chronic renal insufficiency after aortic endoprosthetic repair.

KEY WORDS: duplex scanning, contrast-enhanced ultrasonography, SonoVue, abdominal aorta, aortic aneurysm, endovascular aortic repair, stent graft.

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