Dynamic Contrast Enhanced Ultrasonography (DCE-US)

Early functional evaluation of new treatments in oncology is of major importance. Overall survival rate is the best criterion for assessing treatment, but unfortunately it calls for lengthy follow-up whereas treatment efficacy must be ascertained as soon as possible. The morphological criteria normally used (WHO or RECIST) do not lend themselves easily to new therapies which often induce lesion necrosis without reducing tumor volume.

Fig 1: Ultrasound signal acquisition and processing: Radio frequency signals,...
Fig 1: Ultrasound signal acquisition and processing: Radio frequency signals, raw data, video images.

This article was first published in the VISIONS, issue 11/2007, a publication of Toshiba Medical Systems


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