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Erschienen in: Current Cardiovascular Imaging Reports 3/2024

06.03.2024 | Review

Review of Ultrasound Enhancing Agents in Echocardiography for Better Diagnostic Accuracy

verfasst von: Ritu Thamman, Rajesh Janardhanan

Erschienen in: Current Cardiovascular Imaging Reports | Ausgabe 3/2024

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Abstract

Purpose of Review

This abstract aims to examine the advancements in the utilization, indications, and implementation of ultrasound enhancing agents (UEAs) and their potential to enhance cost-effective diagnostics.

Recent Findings

The review highlights significant progress in the application of UEAs, particularly in improving the delineation of endocardial borders, enhancing interpretation of wall motion, and increasing diagnostic accuracy. Moreover, UEAs contribute to streamlining workflows and help avoid more expensive procedures, especially in cases with technically challenging or suboptimal studies.

Summary

UEAs have shown great promise in various medical scenarios, such as enhancing the visualization of the cardiac blood pool and enabling better assessment of ventricular borders, ventricular function, masses, and other intracavitary or myocardial abnormalities. This abstract presents an overview of the recent findings that underscore the potential benefits of UEAs in optimizing cardiac diagnostics while considering cost-effectiveness.
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Metadaten
Titel
Review of Ultrasound Enhancing Agents in Echocardiography for Better Diagnostic Accuracy
verfasst von
Ritu Thamman
Rajesh Janardhanan
Publikationsdatum
06.03.2024
Verlag
Springer US
Erschienen in
Current Cardiovascular Imaging Reports / Ausgabe 3/2024
Print ISSN: 1941-9066
Elektronische ISSN: 1941-9074
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12410-024-09589-5

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