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Bracco's Lumason contrast agent approved by FDA

Bracco Diagnostics has received approval for its Lumason ultrasound contrast agent, which now joins Definity (Lantheus Medical Imaging) and Optison (GE Healthcare) as approved ultrasound contrast agents in the U.S. Known previously as SonoVue, Lumason (sulfur hexafluoride lipid microbubbles) is indicated for patients whose echocardiography images are hard to see with ultrasound, according to the FDA.


Click here for full FDA statement:   http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm418509.htm

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