European Society of Paediatric Radiology abdominal imaging task force: recommendations for contrast-enhanced ultrasound and diffusion-weighted imaging in focal renal lesions in children

  • M. Beatrice DamasioEmail author
  • Lil-Sofie Ording Müller
  • Thomas A. Augdal
  • Fred E. Avni
  • Luca Basso
  • Costanza Bruno
  • Damjana Ključevšek
  • Annemieke S. Littooij
  • Stéphanie Franchi-Abella
  • Luisa M. Lobo
  • Hans-Joachim Mentzel
  • Marcello Napolitano
  • Aikaterini Ntoulia
  • Michael Riccabona
  • Samuel Stafrace
  • M. Magdalena M. Woźniak
  • Philippe Petit


Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) are safe, repeatable imaging techniques. The aim of this paper is to discuss the advantages, technical factors and possible clinical applications of these imaging tools in focal renal lesions in children.


Children Contrast-enhanced ultrasound Diffusion-weighted imaging Kidney Magnetic resonance imaging Recommendations Tumour Ultrasound 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Beatrice Damasio
    • 1
    Email author
  • Lil-Sofie Ording Müller
    • 2
  • Thomas A. Augdal
    • 3
  • Fred E. Avni
    • 4
  • Luca Basso
    • 1
  • Costanza Bruno
    • 5
  • Damjana Ključevšek
    • 6
  • Annemieke S. Littooij
    • 7
    • 8
  • Stéphanie Franchi-Abella
    • 9
  • Luisa M. Lobo
    • 10
  • Hans-Joachim Mentzel
    • 11
  • Marcello Napolitano
    • 12
  • Aikaterini Ntoulia
    • 13
  • Michael Riccabona
    • 14
  • Samuel Stafrace
    • 15
  • M. Magdalena M. Woźniak
    • 16
  • Philippe Petit
    • 17
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, IRCCSIstituto Giannina GasliniGenovaItaly
  2. 2.Division of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Department of Paediatric RadiologyOslo University Hospital, RikshospitaletOsloNorway
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyUniversity Hospital of North NorwayTromsøNorway
  4. 4.Department of Pediatric RadiologyJeanne de Flandre Hospital, CHRU de LilleLilleFrance
  5. 5.Radiology Institute, Department of RadiologyAOUIVeronaItaly
  6. 6.Department of RadiologyUniversity Children’s HospitalLjubljanaSlovenia
  7. 7.Department of RadiologyPrincess Maxima Center for Pediatric OncologyUtrechtThe Netherlands
  8. 8.Department of RadiologyUniversity Medical CenterUtrechtthe Netherlands
  9. 9.Service de RadiopédiatrieHôpital Bicêtre - Hôpitaux Universitaires Paris-SudParisFrance
  10. 10.Serviço de Imagiologia GeralCentro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte (CHULN)LisbonPortugal
  11. 11.Section of Pediatric Radiology, Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional RadiologyUniversity Hospital JenaJenaGermany
  12. 12.Department of Paediatric Radiology and NeuroradiologyV. Buzzi Children’s HospitalMilanItaly
  13. 13.Department of RadiologyPoole Hospital NHS Foundation TrustPooleUK
  14. 14.Department of Radiology, Division of Pediatric RadiologyUniversity Hospital and Medical UniversityGrazAustria
  15. 15.Department of Diagnostic ImagingSidra MedicineDohaQatar
  16. 16.Department of Pediatric RadiologyMedical University of LublinLublinPoland
  17. 17.Service d’Imagerie Pédiatrique et PrénataleHôpital Timone EnfantsMarseilleFrance

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