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Combatting cancer with contrast-enhanced ultrasound

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A man pointing at an ultrasound image in front of a patient
Photo by Dennis Wise, University of Washington


The University of Washington recently highlighted exciting research by bioengineering associate professor Mike Averkiou and his lab to develop contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) imaging techniques for diagnosing cancer. He offered to help after his colleague, Barry Lutz, was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. The article describes how Averkiou and his collaborator, Manjiri Dighe in UW Radiology, used CEUS imaging to determine that a mass in Lutz's liver was metastatic and evaluate the immunotherapy of the tumor. Lutz, who is now cancer-free, credits the CEUS imaging sessions with saving his life. A great example of innovative ultrasonics research in action!

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