Quantification of myocardial perfusion using intravenous myocardial contrast echocardiography in healthy volunteers: comparison with positron emission tomography.

@article{Dijkmans2006QuantificationOM,
  title={Quantification of myocardial perfusion using intravenous myocardial contrast echocardiography in healthy volunteers: comparison with positron emission tomography.},
  author={Pieter A. Dijkmans and Paul Knaapen and Gertjan T J Sieswerda and Eric A Aiazian and Cees A. Visser and Adriaan A. Lammertsma and Frans C. Visser and Otto Kamp},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography},
  year={2006},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={285-93}
}
BACKGROUND Intravenous myocardial contrast echocardiography (ivMCE) has the potential to evaluate myocardial contraction and perfusion simultaneously. The purpose of this study was to assess quantification of myocardial blood flow (MBF) using ivMCE and to compare this with MBF as measured with positron emission tomography (PET). METHODS A total of 16 healthy volunteers underwent ivMCE using power pulse inversion and contrast agent microbubbles at rest and during pharmacologically induced… CONTINUE READING
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