Contrast-enhanced ultrasound of the spleen: an introduction and pictorial essay

Insights Imaging. 2011 Oct;2(5):515-524. doi: 10.1007/s13244-011-0106-3. Epub 2011 May 28.


A wide variety of pathologies can produce focal lesions within the spleen. These are being more frequently encountered as imaging technology improves. It is vital that radiologists are aware of these pathologies to enable accurate diagnosis. The role of ultrasound contrast in splenic disease will be discussed and illustrated with cases likely to be encountered by general and abdominal radiologists.