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Ultrasound contrast media

What are Ultrasound contrast media?

Ultrasound contrast media is used to increase the contrast of the sonogram image by enhancing the reflection of the ultrasound waves. This occurs due to the difference in the ability of the contrast media and the soft tissue to reflect the ultrasound wave.

The ultrasound contrast media can be gas-filled microbubbles that are used to image blood flow or perfusion, or can be site-targeted microbubbles that can attach to specific markers.

List of Ultrasound contrast media

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Drug Name Avg. Rating Reviews
Definity (Pro)
Generic name: perflutren
7 reviews
Optison (Pro)
Generic name: perflutren
No reviews
Definity RT (Pro)
Generic name: perflutren
No reviews
For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).

See also

Medical conditions associated with ultrasound contrast media:

Further information

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