Use of Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound in the Differential Diagnosis of Adrenal Tumors in Dogs (Original Study)
From the Tyrus Clinica Veterinaria, Terni, Italy (P.B., R.O., A.D., C.P.); Ultravet Diagnostic, Bologna, Italy (G.R.); Centro Veterinario Specialistico, Roma, Italy (P.F.); Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche Veterinarie, Ozzano Emilia, Italy (A.D.); Animal Endocrine Clinic, New York, NY (M.E.P.); and Laboratorio di Biotecnologie Fisiologiche, Università degli Studi di Perugia, Perugia, Italy (C.B.).
AbstractWe evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of the contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS), using a second-generation microbubble contrast agent, in differentiating the different types of adrenal mass lesions in 24 dogs. At B-mode ultrasound, 9 lesions involved the right adrenal gland, 14 the left, and 1 was bilateral. Each dog received a bolus of the contrast agent into the cephalic vein, immediately followed by a 5-mL saline flush. The first contrast enhancement of each adrenal lesion was...Read More