Clinical Application of Quantitative Analysis in Myocardial Contrast Echocardiography

  • Luciano Agati
  • Gianni Tonti
  • Gianni Pedrizzetti


After many years of study and research, the non-invasive assessment of myocardial perfusion by the intravenous injection of echocontrast agents has become a clinical reality [1–6]. The fast technological progress of echocardiographic imaging and the approval of some first- and second-generation contrast agents such as Levovist (Schering), SonoVue (Bracco Imaging), Optison (Amersham Health), Definity (Bristol-Myers Squibb) Imagent (Alliance Pharmaceutical Corp., San Diego, CA), for use in humans in Europe and the USA explains the growing interest in this new methodology.


Myocardial Perfusion Acute Myocardial Infarction Acute Myocardial Infarction Myocardial Blood Flow Coronary Flow Reserve 
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  • Luciano Agati
  • Gianni Tonti
  • Gianni Pedrizzetti

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