CT Versus CEUS Findings of Complex Cystic Renal Lesions
Retrospective comparison of complex cystic renal lesions which are found with computed tomography (CT) and were controlled with contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS).
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
|Official Title:||Complex Cystic Renal Lesions: Evaluation of Computed Tomography Findings With Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound in Terms of the Bosniak Classification System.|
|Study Start Date:||January 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||July 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
All subjects receive an contrast enhanced CT due to different clinical indications. When a complex cystic renal lesion is found an evaluation with CEUS is performed. The CEUS protocol included a native baseline examination of both kidneys. After a bolus injection of 1.5 ml SonoVue (Bracco, Milano, Italy) an examination of the affected kidneys is performed over a time period of at least three minutes. An optional dose will be given when the initial examination is not conclusive, e. g. when the arterial phase is partly missed. When both examinations are done the lesions were classified using the Bosniak classification system and a comparison of both methods will be done.
|Department of Radiology, University Hospital Basel, University of Basel|
|Basel, Switzerland, 4031|
|Principal Investigator:||Joachim Hohmann, MD||Department of Radiology, University Hospital Basel, University of Basel|