State of the Art: Application of Ultrasound Imaging in Tumor Diagnosis

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Oncology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 676

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Department of Precision Medicine, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Naples, Italy
Interests: abdominal radiology; ultrasonography; high frequency ultrasound; contrast-enhanced ultrasonography; renal cell carcinoma ultrasound; smaill intestine contrast ultrasound
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Interests: high frequency ultrasound; skin cancer ultrasound; pediatric ultrasound; ultra-high frequency ultrasound; emergency radiology; liver ultrasound; contrast enhanced ultrasound

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Dear Colleagues,

Ultrasound examinations are conducted across various medical specialties and hold significant importance in both clinical practice and research endeavors.

Traditionally employed primarily for first-approach purposes with US-RADS like Ti-RADs, ultrasound has undergone a transformative shift with advancements in technology.

Contemporary developments include contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS), elastography, 3D ultrasound, high-frequency ultrasounds, the imaging fusion technique, and advanced flow visualization methods like vector Doppler.

With contributions from leading experts, this Special Issue aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the current state of ultrasound technology, addressing its efficacy, challenges, and potential future directions in improving tumor diagnostics. These innovations enable more accurate and detailed tumor assessments, reflecting the paradigm shift from basic to advanced applications.

This Special Issue explores cutting-edge advancements in the field of oncological radiology, highlights the evolving landscape of ultrasound in oncological diagnostics.

Dr. Alfonso Reginelli
Dr. Anna Russo
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Keywords

  • ultrasonography
  • high-frequency ultrasound
  • CEUS
  • renal cell carcinoma
  • Bi-RADS
  • Ti-RADS
  • O-RADS
  • Li-RADS

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Reliability of Ultrasonographic Assessment of Depth of Invasion and Tumor Thickness in Intraoral Mucosa Lesions: A Preliminary Experience
by Anna Russo, Vittorio Patanè, Luigia Fusco, Lorenzo Faggioni, Ciro Emiliano Boschetti, Mario Santagata, Emanuele Neri, Salvatore Cappabianca and Alfonso Reginelli
J. Clin. Med. 2024, 13(9), 2595; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm13092595 - 28 Apr 2024
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Introduction: Despite the progress made in multidisciplinary care, there has been little improvement in the oncologic outcomes of oral cavity squamous cell carcinomas (OSCCs). In the latest edition of the TNM staging, “depth of invasion” (DOI) has recently been introduced as one of [...] Read more.
Introduction: Despite the progress made in multidisciplinary care, there has been little improvement in the oncologic outcomes of oral cavity squamous cell carcinomas (OSCCs). In the latest edition of the TNM staging, “depth of invasion” (DOI) has recently been introduced as one of the criteria for determining the T stage, alongside other factors. DOI is widely recognized as an independent risk factor for nodal metastases and is a crucial consideration in the preoperative staging of OSCCs, along with measurements of tumor thickness (TT). While various diagnostic methods exist for assessing DOI, intraoral ultrasonography (IOUS) has gained popularity for its efficacy in evaluating OSCCs. Methods: This study sought to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy and reliability of ultrahigh-frequency ultrasound (UHFUS) in assessing oral cavity lesions compared to histopathological analysis. Results: The results revealed strong reliability in ultrasonographic measurements (ICC TT: 0.94; ICC DOI: 0.97) and distinct ultrasonographic features specific to different oral pathologies. This highlights the potential of UHFUS as a non-invasive imaging tool for precise diagnostic evaluations. Conclusions: Despite limitations such as a small sample size and focus on specific lesions, these promising results suggest that UHFUS could significantly enhance oral lesion diagnostics. Further research involving larger cohorts is necessary to validate and build upon these initial findings. Full article
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