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1. (WO1998003205) ENHANCED ULTRASOUND CONTRAST IMAGING USING INHALED GASES
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Pub. No.:    WO/1998/003205    International Application No.:    PCT/US1997/012354
Publication Date: 29.01.1998 International Filing Date: 16.07.1997
Chapter 2 Demand Filed:    17.02.1998    
IPC:
A61K 49/22 (2006.01)
Applicants: SONUS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. [US/US]; Suite 102, 22026 20th Avenue S.E., Bothell, WA 98021 (US)
Inventors: QUAY, Steven, C.; (US)
Agent: BENGTSSON, W., Patrick; Limbach & Limbach L.L.P., 2001 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94111-4262 (US)
Priority Data:
60/022,528 19.07.1996 US
08/893,081 15.07.1997 US
Title (EN) ENHANCED ULTRASOUND CONTRAST IMAGING USING INHALED GASES
(FR) RENFORCEMENT DES CONTRASTES D'ECHOGRAPHIE PAR UTILISATION DE GAZ INHALES
Abstract: front page image
(EN)Ultrasound imaging of the left cardiac chambers of the heart and other tissues is enhanced by inhalation of a gas or gas mixture during intravenous injection of an ultrasound contrast agent. Increased concentration of the inhaled gas in the lungs suppresses outgassing of the contrast agent in the lungs, maintaining high concentrations of the contrast agent in blood flowing to the left heart and other tissues.
(FR)La présente invention concerne le renforcement des contrastes d'échographie des cavités cardiaques gauches par inhalation d'un gaz ou d'un mélange gazeux pendant l'injection intraveineuse d'un agent de contraste d'échographie. La concentration accrue du gaz inhalé dans les poumons supprime le dégazage de l'agent de contraste dans les poumons, ce qui maintient des concentrations élevées de l'agent de contraste dans le sang irriguant le coeur gauche et d'autres tissus.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (GH, KE, LS, MW, SD, SZ, UG, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)