Two-dimensional echocardiography with myocardial contrast enhancement by intravascular injection of air microbubbles has been used to assess myocardial perfusion in patients in the cardiac catheterization laboratory and operating room. Development of better and more stable microbubbles, optimal two-dimensional echocardiographic systems, and digital image-enhancement techniques should lead to the ability to opacify myocardium after venous contrast injection, allowing broadened application of this investigational technique.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1993|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine