7 Recommendations for further research

7 Recommendations for further research

7.1 Research is recommended on the percentage of unenhanced ultrasound scans that are inconclusive, particularly in people with cirrhosis. Such studies should explicitly define and describe why scans are 'inconclusive'.

7.2 Research is recommended on patient preferences, and their impact on quality of life, for contrast-enhanced ultrasound and other imaging modalities. Ideally such research should compare all appropriate imaging modalities in the same patient group.

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)