1Department of Internal Medicine, Saiseikai Nara Hospital, 2Department of Internal Medicine, Heisei Memorial Hospital, 3Department of Endoscopy and Ultrasound, Nara Medical University, 4The Second Department of Internal Medicine, Nara Medical University
lung, ultrasonography, power Doppler, enhanced US, B-flow color
We assessed the usefulness of ultrasonography in the lungs. We attempted qualitative diagnosis of subpleural lesions by power Doppler sonography, fast fourier transformation (FFT) analysis, three-dimensional color Doppler sonography, Levovist®- and Sonazoid®-enhanced ultrasonography, and B-flow color. Other clinical applications are US-guided biopsy using color Doppler sonography, response evaluation in lung cancer, and body surface ultrasound-guided bronchofiberscopy. We herein report that ultrasonography is equally useful in the lungs as compared with other regions.