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The benefits of comparing conventional sonography, real-time spatial compound sonography, tissue harmonic sonography, and tissue harmonic compound sonography of hepatic lesions

Published:September 20, 2007DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinimag.2007.07.002

      Abstract

      This study aimed to compare conventional sonography, tissue harmonic imaging (THI), spatial compound sonography (SONOCT), and SONOCT+THI for overall image quality, lesion conspicuity, and elimination of artifacts of hepatic lesions. Forty-five patients were randomly selected, and 51 different hepatic lesions were scanned using each of the four techniques. The combined images of SONOCT+THI exhibited the best image quality for solid and cystic lesions, while conventional images were the worst for most hepatic lesions (P<.001). SONOCT was the best for fatty liver.

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