This compilation is a comprehensive review of contrast echocardiography, from the basics to the cutting edge. The second edition will cover everything that the general cardiologist, echocardiographer, or sonographer needs to know about ultrasound enhancing agents in echocardiography, from the basic use of contrast to more advanced topics.
Lectures in this series will start with the basics of contrast use, including indications, commonly encountered pitfalls in the administration of the agent, and the recent updates to the ASE guidelines. Practical aspects of image acquisition and knobology are also discussed, along with the barriers to more widespread use.
As you move through the lectures, topics will progress into the current uses of contrast, both on and off label, including wall motion, myocardial perfusion imaging, evaluation of cardiac masses, right heart, stress testing, vascular ultrasound, and use in pediatric echocardiography. Multiple case illustrations will be used throughout the lecture series to demonstrate the utility and importance of contrast for optimizing images in specific patient populations.