European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB): An Update on the Pediatric CEUS Registry on Behalf of the "EFSUMB Pediatric CEUS Registry Working Group".

Affiliation

Dietrich CF(1)(2)(3), Augustiniene R(4), Batko T(5), Cantisani V(6), Cekuolis A(4), Deganello A(7), Dong Y(8), Franke D(9), Harkanyi Z(10), Humphries PD(11), Jędrzejczyk M(12), Jüngert J(13), Kinkel H(14), Koller O(10), Kosiak W(15), Kunze C(16), Ljutikov A(17), Madzik J(18), Mentzel HJ(19), Piskunowicz M(20), Rafailidis V(7), Schreiber-Dietrich D(21)(22), Sellars ME(7), Stenzel M(23), Taut H(24), Yusuf GT(7), Sidhu PS(7).
Author information:
(1)Department Allgemeine Innere Medizin
(DAIM), Kliniken Hirslanden Beau Site, Salem und Permanence, Bern, Switzerland.
(2)Department of Internal Medicine 2, Caritas-Krankenhaus Bad Mergentheim, Germany.
(3)Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Hospital, Frankfurt/Main, Germany.
(4)Department of Radiology, Children's Hospital, Affiliate of Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Klinikos, Lithuania.
(5)Department of Pediatric, Haematology and Oncology, Medical University of Gdansk, Poland.
(6)Radiological, Oncological and Anatomy-Pathological Sciences University Sapienza of Rome, Italy.
(7)Department of Radiology, King's College London, King's College Hospital, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
(8)Department of Ultrasound, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.
(9)Department of Pediatric Kidney, Liver and Metabolic Diseases, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany.
(10)Department of Radiology, Heim Pal National Pediatric Institute, Budapest, Hungary.
(11)Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and University College London NHS Foundation Trusts.
(12)Ultrasound Diagnostic Department, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland.
(13)Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, University Hospital Erlangen, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany.
(14)Krankenhaus Düren, Klinik für Gastroenterologie, Hepatologie, Diabetologie und Intensivmedizin, Düren, Germany.
(15)Ultrasound and Biopsy Diagnostics Lab at the Clinic of Pediatrics, Haematology and Oncology, Medical University of Gdansk, Poland.
(16)Clinic and Policlinic of Radiology, University Medical Center Halle
(Saale), Germany.
(17)Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Barts Health NHS Trust, The Royal London Hospital, London, United Kingdom.
(18)Institute of Mother and Child, Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Warsaw, Poland.
(19)Section of Pediatric Radiology, Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology. University Hospital Jena, Germany.
(20)Department of Radiology, Medical University of Gdansk, Poland.
(21)Localinomed, Bern Switzerland.
(22)Department of Pediatric Medicine, Caritas-Krankenhaus Bad Mergentheim, Germany.
(23)Kliniken der Stadt Köln gGmbH, Kinderradiologie, Köln, Germany.
(24)Children's Hospital, Universitätsklinikum Dresden, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany.

Abstract

The European Federation of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB) created the "EFSUMB Pediatric Registry" (EFSUMB EPR) with the purpose of collecting data regarding the intravenous application of pediatric contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS). The primary aim was to document the current clinical practice and usefulness of the technique and secondarily to assess CEUS safety in children. We issue the preliminary results of this database and examine the overall practice of CEUS in children in Europe.