Part One: Echo-Enhancement Agents: Basic Aspects. 1. Contrast Echocardiography - A Historical Perspective, P.M. Shah. 2. Principles. Microbubble Fluid Dynamics of Echo Contrast, S. Meerbaum. 3. Physics of Microbubble Scattering, N. de Jong. 4. Spontaneous Echo Contrast: Etiology, Technology Dependence and Clinical Implications, A.A. Aiazian, et al. 5. Echo-Enhancing Agents: Their Physics and Pharmacology, R. Schlief. 6. Echo-Enhancing Agents: Safety, N.C. Nanda, E.L. Carstensen. 7. Behavior of Echo Contrast Microbubbles in the Microvasculature, G. Giraud, D.J. Sahn. 8. Imaging Instrumentation for Ultrasound Contrast Agents, J.E. Powers, et al. 9. Doppler Myocardial Imaging, G.R. Sutherland. 10. Quantitative Doppler Intensitometry, K.Q. Schwarz, et al. Part Two: Contrast Echocardiography: Clinical Aspects. 11. Contrast Echocardiography Today, N.C. Nanda, J.S. Raichlen. 12. Clinical Use of Contrast Agents: Technical (Practical) Considerations, J.R. Shapiro, R.S. Meltzer. 13. Right Heart Echo Enhancement in the Assessment of Pulmonary Artery Pressures and Right Ventricular Function, W.E. Kemp, Jr., B.F. Byrd, III. 14. Contrast Enhanced Color Doppler in the Assessment of Mitral Regurgitation, H. von Bibra, et al. 15. Contrast Enhanced Doppler in the Assessment of the Aortic Stenosis, S. Nakatani, K. Miyatake. 16. Detection of Intrapulmonary Vasodilatation and Diagnosis of Hepatopulmonary Syndrome Using Contrast Echocardiography, G.A. Abrams, et al. 17. Identification of Right Sided Structures by Contrast Transesophageal Echocardiography, with Emphasis on Patent Foramen Ovale, B.K. Khandheria. 18. Contrast Echo-Enhancement During Transesophageal Echocardiography: Indications and Clinical Benefits, D. Hausmann, et al. 19. Transesophageal Echocardiographic Assessment of Coronary Flow Reserve and Coronary Artery Stenosis Using Echo Enhancement, C. Caiati, et al. 20. Left Ventricular Contrast Echocardiography &endash, Echoventriculography &endash, Stress Echocardiography, R. Erbel, et al. 21. Contrast Color Flow Doppler Evaluation of the Left Ventricle, J.S. Raichlen, N.C. Nanda. 22. Usefulness of Echo-Enhancement in Stress Echocardiography (USA Experience), J. Wiewall Winkelmann, et al. 23. Assessment of Myocardial Perfusion with Various Intravenous Echo Enhancing Agents, D. Rovai, et al. 24. Myocardial Contrast Echocardiography in Ischemic Heart Disease: Osaka Experience, T. Masuyama, et al. 25. Assessment of Myocardial Viability Post-Infarction with Myocardial Contrast Echocardiography, C. Firschke, S. Kaul. 26. Can Myocardial Contrast Echo Replace Thallium? S. Beppu. 27. Intraoperative Applications of Contrast Echocardiography, J.R. Shapiro. 28. Harmonic Imaging During Contrast Echocardiography: Basic Principles and Potential Clinical Value, H.R. Villarraga, et al. 29. Transient Response Imaging During Contrast Echocardiography, T.R. Porter. 30. Three-Dimensional Echocardiographic Assessment of Myocardial Perfusion Abnormalities, J. Yao, et al. 31. Three-Dimensional Visualization of Myocardial Perfusion Using Contrast Echocardiography, A.A. Aiazian, et al. Part Three: Echo-Enhancement Agents in Doppler Vascular Sonography. 32. Usefulness of Echo-Enhancement in Doppler Assessment of Carotid Arteries, G. Fü,rst, M. Sitzer. 33. Contrast Enhanced Transcranial Color Doppler Imaging, U. Bogdahn, et al. 34. The Promise of Sonographic Contrast Agents in the Kidney, M.L. Robbin. 35. Ultrasound Contrast Agents in Peripheral Vascular Disease, J.P. Langholz. 36. Clinical Usefulness of Color Doppler Enhancement in the Assessment of the Liver and the Portal System, R. Campani, et al. 37. Echo Enhancing Agents in Tumours, B.B. Goldberg, et al. 38. Examination of Efficacy of SHU 508 A for Color Doppler Sonography of Peripheral Vascular Diseases and Soft Tissue Tumors in the Pelvis and Extremity, T. Hirai, et al. 39. Contrast Enhanced Color Doppler in the Diagnosis of Liver Tumors, S. Matsutani, et al. Part Four: Work in Progress. 40. Visualization of Intramyocardial Vasculature by Contrast Echocardiography, B. Cotter, et al. 41. Visualization of Intramyocardial Coronary Vessels by Color Doppler, N.C. Nanda, et al. 42. Development of a Novel Site-Targeted Ultrasonic Contrast Agent, G.M. Lanza, et al. 43. Acoustically Stimulated Microbubbles in Diagnostic Ultrasound: Properties and Implications for Diagnostic Use, A. Bauer, et al. 44. Microvascular Imaging. Results from a Phase I Study of the Novel Polymeric Ultrasound Contrast Agent SHU 563 A, A. Bauer, et al. Index.