Contrast Media in Ultrasonography

Basic Principles and Clinical Applications

  • Emilio Quaia

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Basic Principles

  3. Vascular Applications

    1. Giuseppe Caruso, Giuseppe Salvaggio, Fortunato Sorrentino, Giuseppe Brancatelli, Antonio Nicosia, Giuseppe Bellissima et al.
      Pages 89-100
    2. Emilio Quaia, Fabio Pozzi Mucelli, Antonio Calgaro
      Pages 101-110
    3. Emilio Quaia
      Pages 117-121
  4. Abdominal Applications: Liver and Spleen

    1. Emilio Quaia, Mirko D'Onofrio, Tommaso Vincenzo Bartolotta, Alessandro Palumbo, Massimo Midiri, Fabrizio Calliada et al.
      Pages 125-166
    2. Emilio Quaia, Maja Ukmar, Maria Cova
      Pages 167-185
    3. Riccardo Lencioni, Dania Cioni
      Pages 187-203
    4. Christopher J Harvey, Adrian K.P Lim, Madeleine Lynch, Martin J.K Blomley, David O Cosgrove
      Pages 205-219
  5. Abdominal Applications: Kidneys

    1. Emilio Quaia, Salvatore Siracusano
      Pages 245-253
  6. Cardiac Applications

    1. Saul Kalvaitis, Kevin Wei
      Pages 267-276
    2. Kevin Wei
      Pages 277-291
  7. Special Topics

    1. Emilio Quaia
      Pages 295-299
    2. Giorgio Rizzatto, Roberta Chersevani, Gita Ralleigh
      Pages 301-314
    3. Leopoldo Rubaltelli, Alberto Tregnaghi, Roberto Stramare
      Pages 315-322
    4. Antonia Carla Testa, Erika Fruscella, Gabriella Ferrandina, Marinella Malaggese, Giovanni Scambia, Caterina Exacoustos et al.
      Pages 323-329
    5. Emilio Quaia
      Pages 331-334
    6. Mirko D'Onofrio, Giulia Zamboni, Roberto Malagò, Enrico Martone, Massimo Falconi, Paola Capelli et al.
      Pages 335-347
    7. Giovanni Maconi, Gabriele Bianchi Porro
      Pages 349-358
    8. J Robert Ramey
      Pages 359-364
    9. Andrea Klauser, Michael Schirmer
      Pages 365-379
  8. Research Perspectives

    1. David O Cosgrove, Robert J Eckersley, Martin J.K Blomley
      Pages 383-391
    2. Hai-Dong Liang, Martin J K Blomley, David O Cosgrove
      Pages 393-401
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 403-413

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive account of the physical basis and the clinical applications of microbubble-based contrast agents. The principles underlying the use of specialized contrast-specific imaging techniques and the examination methodology are clearly described. The different clinical applications of microbubble-based agents are extensively explained with the aid of numerous high-quality illustrations, many of which are in color. In addition, research and therapeutic perspectives are addressed. All of the chapters are written by recognized experts in the field, ensuring that this volume will be of great value to everyone who has an interest in microbubble-based contrast agents, from physicists and researchers to clinical radiologists.


Clinical applications Contrast agents Microbubbles Physics Tumor aneurysm classification diagnostic imaging imaging sonography ultrasonography ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • Emilio Quaia
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Cattinara HospitalUniversity of TriesteTriesteItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-40740-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-27214-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
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