New ultrasound contrast agents and technological innovations

Ultrasonics. 1996 Jun;34(2-5):587-90. doi: 10.1016/0041-624x(96)00032-7.


Further development of clinical diagnostic procedures, as well as new diagnostic techniques, requires ultrasound specific contrast agents as well as technological innovations. This paper reviews contrast agents developed in the last decade, which are all based on free gas or encapsulated gas bubbles.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Contrast Media* / chemistry
  • Echocardiography
  • Humans
  • Image Enhancement* / methods
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Ultrasonography* / methods
  • Ultrasonography, Doppler, Transcranial
  • Ultrasonography, Interventional


  • Contrast Media