Advances in Echo Imaging Using Contrast Enhancement

  • Navin C. Nanda
  • Reinhard Schlief
  • Barry B. Goldberg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Echo-enhancement agents: basic aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Samuel Meerbaum
      Pages 11-38
    3. Nico De Jong
      Pages 39-64
    4. Aric A. Aiazian, Meine A. Taams, Folkert J. Ten Cate, Jos R. T. C. Roelandt
      Pages 65-83
    5. Navin C. Nanda, Edwin L. Carstensen
      Pages 115-131
    6. George D. Giraud, David J. Sahn
      Pages 133-137
    7. Jeffry E. Powers, Peter N. Burns, Jacques Souquet
      Pages 139-170
    8. George R. Sutherland
      Pages 171-186
    9. Karl Q. Schwarz, Xucai Chen, Gian Paolo Bezante
      Pages 187-206
  3. Contrast echocardiography: clinical aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Navin C. Nanda, Joel S. Raichlen
      Pages 209-216
    3. Janine R. Shapiro, Richard S. Meltzer
      Pages 217-225
    4. Helene Von Bibra, Anja Tuchnitz, Christian Firschke, Harald Becher, Albert Schömig
      Pages 239-251
    5. Satoshi Nakatani, Kunio Miyatake
      Pages 253-263
    6. Gary A. Abrams, Michael B. Fallon, Camilo R. Gomez, Navin C. Nanda
      Pages 265-275
    7. Dirk Hausmann, Andreas Mügge, Henning Kühn, Werner G. Daniel
      Pages 289-308
    8. Raimund Erbel, Roman Leischik, Christian Bruch, Rainer Zotz, Susanne Mohr-Kahaly, Frank Schön et al.
      Pages 325-345
    9. Joel S. Raichlen, Navin C. Nanda
      Pages 347-360
    10. Jacqueline Wiewall Winkelmann, Romy Jill Block, Steven B. Feinstein
      Pages 361-369
    11. Daniele Rovai, Anthony N. DeMaria, Massimo Lombardi, Cecilia Marini, Jan Schneider, Antonio L’Abbate
      Pages 371-385
    12. Tohru Masuyama, Hiroshi Ito, Young-Jae Lim, Akira Kitabatake
      Pages 387-399
    13. Shintaru Beppu
      Pages 415-426
    14. Hector R. Villarraga, David A. Foley, Sang Man Chung, Navin C. Nanda, Sharon L. Mulvagh
      Pages 433-450
    15. Jiefen Yao, Navroz D. Masani, Natesa G. Pandian
      Pages 465-477
    16. Aric A. Aiazian, Folkert J. Ten Cate, Jos R. T. C. Roelandt
      Pages 479-489
  4. Echo-enhancement agents in Doppler vascular sonography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 491-491
    2. Günter Fürst, Matthias Sitzer
      Pages 493-503
    3. Ulrich Bogdahn, Georg Becker, Albrecht Bauer
      Pages 505-524
    4. Rodolfo Campani, Fabrizio Calliada, Olivia Bottinelli, Giulia Maresca, Enzo Angeli, Rizzardo Anguissola et al.
      Pages 561-583
    5. Barry B. Goldberg, Ji-Bin Liu, David O. Cosgrove, Martin J. K. Blomley
      Pages 585-614
    6. Toshiko Hirai, Kimihiko Kichikawa, Hajime Ohishi, Hideo Uchida, Kyoichi Hiramatsu, Kiyoshi Ohkuma et al.
      Pages 615-626
    7. Shoichi Matsutani, Hitoshi Maruyama, Masaaki Ebara, Masaharu Yoshikawa, Hiromitsu Saisho, Masao Ohto
      Pages 627-634
  5. Work in progress

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 635-635
    2. Bruno Cotter, Koji Ohmori, Anthony N. DeMaria
      Pages 637-647
    3. Navin C. Nanda, Carlos Garcia Del Rio, Gregg W. Taylor, Dipak I. Agrawal, Gopal G. Agrawal, Claudia Carvalho et al.
      Pages 649-654
    4. Gregory M. Lanza, Kirk D. Wallace, James G. Miller, Samuel A. Wickline
      Pages 655-667
    5. Albrecht Bauer, Reinhard Schlief, Michael Zomack, Albrecht Urbank, Hans-Peter Niendorf
      Pages 669-684
    6. Albrecht Bauer, Marianne Mahler, Albrecht Urbank, Michael Zomack, Reinhard Schlief, Hans-Peter Niendorf
      Pages 685-690
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 691-698

About this book


The first edition of this definitive text ran to 24 chapters. The second edition, reflecting the explosive growth of interest in echo-enhancement, contains 44. The first section deals with some of the most important emerging issues and technologies and covers harmonic imaging, the use of echo-enhancers to provide quantitative information, and the application of enhanced power Doppler to tissue imaging. The second, on contrast echocardiography, explores the use of echo-enhancement during transesophageal imaging. One chapter describes the use of contrast-enhancement transesophageal imaging to determine coronary flow reserve and another gives a detailed account of the application of the technique to the evaluation of left ventricular function. Other authors describe the intraoperative use of contrast echocardiography and discuss the potential of myocardial contrast echocardiography to replace thallium scintigraphy. Another chapter covers the emerging technique of transient response imaging and its role in the assessment of myocardial perfusion, and two chapters are devoted to three-dimensional contrast echocardiographic assessment of myocardial perfusion. Use of echo-enhancement in the evaluation of peripheral circulation is discussed in chapters on carotid and peripheral arterial flow imaging and others that describe renal and hepatic vascular imaging. The newer applications of echo-enhancement outside the cardiovascular system are described in three chapters devoted to the visualization of tumour vasculature. The final chapters look to the future and cover the imaging of intramyocardial vasculature, the development of site-specific agents and the emergence of the new acoustically active agents.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Navin C. Nanda
    • 1
    • 2
  • Reinhard Schlief
    • 3
  • Barry B. Goldberg
    • 4
  1. 1.University of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA
  2. 2.The Kirklin ClinicUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA
  3. 3.Clinical Development Diagnostics of Schering AGBerlinGermany
  4. 4.Department of RadiologyThomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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