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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

DEFINITY® helped 33% of patients avoid additional diagnostic procedures.

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.

procedure time4

May increase 
patient throughput4,5

Peer-to-peer programs

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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  1. Porter TR, Mulvagh SL, Abdelmoneim SS, et al. Clinical applications of ultrasonic enhancing agents in echocardiography: 2018 American Society of Echocardiography guidelines update. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2018;31(3):241-274.

  2. Kurt M, Shaikh KA, Peterson L, et al. Impact of contrast echocardiography on evaluation of ventricular function and clinical management in a large prospective cohort. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2009;53(9):802-810.

  3. Main ML, Fu JW, Gundrum J, LaPointe NA, Gillam LD, Mulvagh SL. Impact of contrast echocardiography on outcomes in critically ill patients. Am J Cardiol. 2021;150:117-122.

  4. Lester SJ, Askew JW, Hurst RT, et al. Contrast echocardiography: experience in a clinical echocardiography laboratory. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2006;19(7):919-923.

  5. 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.