Value of contrast-enhanced ultrasound in the differential diagnosis of gallbladder lesion
Hui-Ping Zhang, Min Bai, Ji-Ying Gu, Ying-Qian He, Xiao-Hui Qiao, Lian-Fang Du, Department of Ultrasound, Shanghai General Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200080, China
Author contributions: Zhang HP and Du LF design the research; Bai M, Gu JY and He YQ performed the research; Qiao XH analyzed the data; Zhang HP wrote the paper.
Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81301232.
Institutional review board statement: This study was reviewed and approved by the Ethics Committee of Shanghai General Hospital (No. 2013-094).
Informed consent statement: All study participants provided written informed consent prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: None of the authors have any conflict of interest disclosures to make.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Lian-Fang Du, MD, Chief Doctor, Full Professor, Department of Ultrasound, Shanghai General Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, 100 Haining Road, Shanghai 200080, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: December 8, 2017
Peer-review started: December 8, 2017
First decision: December 21, 2017
Revised: January 3, 2018
Accepted: January 16, 2018
Article in press: January 16, 2018
Published online: February 14, 2018