The Safety of Definity and Optison for Ultrasound Image Enhancement: A Retrospective Analysis of 78,383 Administered Contrast Doses Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Albumins
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Contrast Media
  • Fluorocarbons
  • Image Enhancement
  • Risk Assessment
  • Ultrasonography

abstract

  • This multicenter, retrospective analysis includes the largest number of doses of ultrasound contrast agents ever published and a large number of patients evaluated in a wide variety of settings, including the critically ill. It shows that these agents have a good safety profile in both cardiac and abdominal ultrasound applications. The incidence of severe adverse reactions to ultrasound contrast agents is no greater, and may be lower, than that reported for contrast agents commonly used in other cardiac imaging tests.

publication date

  • November 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.echo.2008.07.019

PubMed ID

  • 18848430

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1202

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 21

number

  • 11