Injection 101 for Abdominal Sonographers – SDMS


The use of ultrasound-enhancing agents (UEAs) in the practice of contrast echocardiography is now considered an essential component of a state-of-the-art echocardiography laboratory. Education on the appropriate use of UEAs to improve quantitative measurements of LV size and function, to detect regional dysfunction at rest and during stress, and to detect LV cavity abnormalities (thrombus, masses, hypertrophic cardiomyopathies, etc.) are necessary & their value to patient care needs to be reinforced. While didactic lectures are effective for teaching the impact of UEAs on patient care, the major clinical obstacle to the clinical adoption of contrast echocardiography is unfamiliarity with a variety of components. This IV access video allows for familiarity and learning so diagnostic imaging can be improved and patient care can be enhanced.