Implementing the American Society of Echocardiography Ultrasound Enhancing Agent Guidelines Into Your Facility's Policy Helps to Ensure the Appropriate Use of DEFINITY® for Improved Patient Care1
Contrast Echo: See the Difference, Experience the Impact
Jonathan R. Lindner, MD, FACC, FASE, Lissa Sugeng, MD, MPH, FACC, FASE, Rajesh Janardhanan, MD, MCRP, FACC, FASE present the Lantheus 2015 ASE Science & Technology Theater Program.
DEFINITY® Delivers Clinical and Economic Value by Improving Diagnostic Accuracy, Lab Efficiency, and Workflow2-4
Reduced resource utilization and per-patient expenses2,3
Eliminated the need for redundant tests by 33%2
Associated with changes in use of vasoactive medications3
Reduced struggle time and may limit sonographer injury4,5*
*Additional studies may be needed.
Lantheus offers multiple peer-to-peer programs to increase echo quality, enhance lab efficiency, reduce cost, and improve patient care.
IMPROVE quality program
DEFINITY® is committed to delivering customer value through the IMPROVE quality program.
- Understand your suboptimal echo rate
- Demonstrate the impact of DEFINITY® through improved image quality and a reduction in overall costs
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Castello R, Bella JN, Rovner A, Swan J, Smith J, Shaw L. Efficacy and time-efficiency of a “sonographer-driven” contrast echocardiography protocol in a high-volume echocardiography laboratory. Am Heart J. 2003;145(3):535-541.