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Is ultrasound superior to MRI for detecting kidney nodules?

Richard Barr, M.D., Ph.D., professor of radiology at NEOMED, led a study on the use of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) for detecting kidney nodules.

The research from Dr. Barr and colleagues is one of two new studies published in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine (JUM) demonstrating that CEUS is more accurate and reliable than MRI for examining certain liver and kidney nodules.

The research was recently featured in Imaging Technology News.

“Our data confirm that when CEUS determines a kidney mass is benign, the mass is benign and no further follow up is needed — sparing the patient from unnecessary downstream tests, anxiety and costs,” Dr. Barr said in the article.

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