The 35th annual advances in contrast ultrasound international bubble conference, Chicago 2021: synopsis and take-home messages

Echo Res Pract. 2022 Jun 6;9(1):2. doi: 10.1186/s44156-022-00002-9.


The 35th Annual Advances in Contrast Ultrasound International Bubble Conference convened in Chicago, IL, USA, on September 30th to October 1st, 2021. It featured a range of novel research from animal studies to clinical applications in multiple organ systems, demonstrating the utility of contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS). A multidisciplinary group of experts on the use of CEUS, including physicians, basic scientists, engineers, and industry partners, convened to discuss cutting edge research and new applications for CEUS. The conference demonstrated the wide range of CEUS uses and potential uses, including cardiac risk stratification, sonothrombolysis, peripheral vascular reperfusion, liver and renal mass evaluation, lymphatic evaluation, sentinel node identification, and CEUS use in pediatrics. The International Contrast Ultrasound Society uses this information to continue advocating for the safe and appropriate use of CEUS.

Keywords: Contrast Echocardiography; Image Quality; Preclinical; Ultrasonography.