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Abnormal Intrahepatic Vascular Shunt: rule of high sensitive color doppler and contrast harmonic imaging

MATERIALS AND METHODS

  • 665 patients with chronic liver diseases consecutively studied were included. We detected 8 patients (6F, 2M, age range 48 - 73 years) with intrahepatic shunts (1,2%).
  • Sequoia 512 imagegate (Acuson - Siemens)
  • LEVOVIST, software A.D.I. (Agent Detection Imaging) with High Mechanical Index ;
  • SONOVUE, software C.C.I. (Coherent Contrast Imanging) with Low Mechanical Index