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Contrast Echocardiography Box

Expand your vision of Echocardiography

The EACVI Contrast Echo Tool Box provides cardiologists, interns and sonographers with a comprehensive understanding of the techniques, usage and safety aspects of contrast echocardiography. It has been designed to provide an introduction to this exciting technique.


The box is starting with an explanation of what UCAs are and how they work (the physics). Their uses in clinical practice and the evidence base to support this are also described. A clinical atlas has been provided to assist with the understanding of contrast echocardiography techniques. Finally, Key References and Frequently Asked Questions sections have also been included for further interest. We hope this Tool Box will prove a valuable resource for those interested in learning contrast echocardiography.

This interactive Contrast Echo Box has been designed to help professionals work with contrast echocardiography images and derive information useful to manage their patients. In addition, the Contrast Echo Box is intended to provide a high quality review of current status of Contrast Echocardiography including discussion of physics of contrast microbubbles and pathophysiologic basis of use of contrast for evaluation of LV structure, function and perfusion in various clinical scenarios and in a way that cannot be achieved by usual books about echocardiography. To access the content, please click on the topic of your choice below.

Editor / Project Lead: Roxy SENIOR, Professor of Clinical Cardiology, Imperial College, London and Director of Echocardiography, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK

Contributing Authors: Benoy SHAH, London UK; Nicola GAIBAZZI, Parma, Italy; Reidar WINTER, Stockholm, Sweden; Vinay BHATIA, Tunbridge Wells, UK

Thank you to all contributors!


Atlas of Contrast Echo

Clinical Cases

Webcasts and slide presentations