Myocardial contrast echocardiography perfusion imaging: still waiting after all these years.

@article{Thomas2013MyocardialCE,
  title={Myocardial contrast echocardiography perfusion imaging: still waiting after all these years.},
  author={James D. Thomas},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={62 15},
  pages={1362-4}
}
When the history of the echo world is written, there will be a long chapter on myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE). Conceived in the 1960s (2), refined in the 1980s (3,4,), and developed commercially in the 1990s (5), ultrasonic microbubbles have long held great promise for their ability to identify obstructive coronary artery disease. The role of ultrasound contrast agents in left ventricular opacification is well established in intensive care (6) and stress echocardiography patients (7… CONTINUE READING
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