The International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS)

ICUS is pleased to note that the Mexican Federal Commission for Protection Against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) has approved the contrast agent SonoVue in Mexico for use in echocardiography and Doppler ultrasonography. SonoVue is produced by Bracco and will be marketed in Mexico by Justesa Imagen Mexicana, S.A. de C.V.
ICUS applauds this action. We have long advocated for broader acceptance and appropriate use of ultrasound contrast agents, which have strong safety profiles and reduce overall health care costs without exposing patients to ionizing radiation.

Bracco Diagnostics Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Bracco Imaging S.p.A., has announced  that LUMASON is now approved for use in ultrasonography of the liver for characterization of focal liver lesions in adult and pediatric patients.
LUMASON, known globally as SonoVue┬«, was approved by the FDA ion October 2014 for use in adults with suboptimal echocardiograms.  LUMASON is now the first ultrasound contrast agent to obtain FDA approval for use in liver imaging, to improve the sensitivity and specificity of ultrasonography for the differentiation between malignant and benign focal hepatic lesions. This approval also makes LUMASON the first ultrasound contrast agent approved for use in the pediatric population.
Click here for ICUS media release.

Beverly Gorman, RDCS
IAC Director of Accreditation - Echocardiography
ICUS is pleased to announce the election of its newest Board member, Beverly Gorman, RDCS.  She will serve in a newly created position as the first Board member representing the field of sonography.  Click here to read bio





The 31st Annual Advances in Contrast Ultrasound Bubble Conference

September 8-10, 2016The Renaissance Blackstone Hotel, Chicago, IL

Conference Director:

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Stephanie Wilson, MD

Petros Nihoyannopoulos, MD

David Cosgrove, MD

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In July,  Echo Research and Practice celebrated its first birthday and one year of high-quality content in international echocardiography.
To mark this milestone, it has shortlisted the 10 most downloaded papers from the past 12 months and is asking ICUS members and the cardiology community around the world to vote for their favorite.

The shortlisted papers are all available to read, free of charge, on the Echo Research and Practice website:
Have your say - vote now for your favorite at:
The winning paper will be announced on World Heart Day, 29th September 2015.

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