Blood Pool Agent Offers Promise For Imaging

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BR38, a new microbubble-based blood pool agent for contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging, offers promise for non-cardiac and cardiac applications, including myocardial perfusion imaging, according to a study in the August issue of Investigative Radiology.

Characterized by a long persistence and low shadowing, BR38 “shows a very good safety profile,” the authors write. No serious adverse events and no significant changes in vital signs, electrocardiographs, and laboratory tests were observed in Phase I human volunteers, they assert.

To read the abstract, click here: http://journals.lww.com/investigativeradiology/pages/currenttoc.aspx