EFSUMB 2020 Proposal for a Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound-Adapted Bosniak Cyst Categorization - Position Statement

Vito Cantisani, Michele Bertolotto, Dirk André Clevert, Jean Michel Correas, Francesco Maria Drudi, Thomas Fischer, Odd Helge Gilja, Antonio Granata, Ole Graumann, Christopher J. Harvey, Andre Ignee, Christian Jenssen, Markus Herbert Lerchbaumer, Matthew Ragel, Adrian Saftoiu, Andreas L. Serra, Konrad Friedrich Stock, Jolanta Webb, Paul S. Sidhu

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Abstract

The well-established Bosniak renal cyst classification is based on contrast-enhanced computed tomography determining the malignant potential of cystic renal lesions. Ultrasound has not been incorporated into this pathway. However, the development of ultrasound contrast agents coupled with the superior resolution of ultrasound makes it possible to redefine the imaging of cystic renal lesions. In this position statement, an EFSUMB Expert Task Force reviews, analyzes, and describes the accumulated knowledge and limitations and presents the current position on the use of ultrasound contrast agents in the evaluation of cystic renal lesions.

Translated title of the contributionEFSUMB 2020 – Vorschlag für eine an den kontrastverstärkten Ultraschall adaptierte Bosniak-Klassifikation von Zysten –Eine Stellungnahme
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154-166
Number of pages13
JournalUltraschall in der Medizin (Stuttgart, Germany : 1980)
Volume42
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bosniak classification
  • CEUS
  • cystic renal lesions
  • renal cyst
  • urinary tract

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