Ultrasound Contrast Agents

  • A. Bauer
  • L. Solbiati


With the advent of new ultrasound contrastspecific scanning modes, the clinical potential of ultrasound contrast agents has been widely enhanced and the efficacy has been potentiated. Ultrasound contrast agents are based on microbubbles with a diameter of a few micrometers. Their efficacy was previously described mainly as echo enhancers for Doppler signals, and by enhancing the reflectivity of blood, the signal-to-noise ratio for Doppler signals can be enhanced and a clear Doppler trace may be obtained in otherwise difficult to scan patients.


Contrast Agent Doppler Signal Ultrasound Contrast Agent Myocardial Contrast Echocardiography Ultrasound Contrast Medium 
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