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Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Community

This AIUM community is for ultrasound professionals interested in development of ultrasound contrast agents and their safe and efficacious use for ultrasound examinations.

The current community officers are Chair  Andrej Lyshchik MD, PhD; Vice Chair Michelle Robbin, MD, MS, FACR, FSRU, FAIUM; and Secretary Richard Barr, MD, PhD, FAIUM, FSRU, FACR. They can be reached via e-mail at

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Latest Activity: Feb 21


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Discussion Forum

CEUS and vascular diseases

Started by Maria Fabrizia Giannoni Sep 13, 2016.

GE for CEUS 3 Replies

Started by Tobias Kummer. Last reply by Andrej Lyshchik Jan 12, 2016.

Lumason (Sonovue) for abdominal imaging 2 Replies

Started by Robert Bour. Last reply by Tobias Kummer Sep 4, 2015.

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Comment by AIUM on February 3, 2016 at 3:46pm

The Committee and Community meeting schedule has now been posted for the 2016 AIUM Annual Convention.

Check it out here.

Comment by Dmitry Grishenkov on September 3, 2013 at 8:53am

Implanted ultrasound device opens up BBB

The blood-brain barrier (BBB) prevents most drugs from entering the brain and, as such, is a major obstacle in the use of chemotherapy to treat brain tumours. Applying focused ultrasound pulses, combined with microbubble-based ultrasound contrast agents, can temporarily open up the BBB and enable drug penetration.

"BBB opening was achieved by applying 1 MHz ultrasound pulses with 25 ms pulse length and a pressure of 0.6-0.8 MPa for 120 s, along with administration of SonoVue contrast agent."
typically SonoVue is ruptured if MI > 0.3. as a result authors should potentially induce inertial cavitation which destroy BBB instead of temporary opening it up.

Comment by Dmitry Grishenkov on September 3, 2013 at 8:52am

This is my Group in LinkedIn which i try to update in regular basis dedicated to contrast enhanced imaging. Everybody is welcome to join...

Comment by AIUM on November 22, 2011 at 2:02pm

$50,000 Available for Assessing Point-of-Care Ultrasound Applications

The AIUM’s Endowment for Education and Research (EER) has issued a request for applications (RFA) for studies to assess competency in point-of-care ultrasound applications, defined as ultrasound imaging for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes performed on the patient by a provider in real time as a component of a care episode. The EER has allocated up to $50,000 for 1 or more grants. The submission deadline is March 1, 2012. More detailed information is available on the AIUM website.

Comment by AIUM on September 15, 2011 at 2:37pm

Soliciting Grant Proposals for 2012 


The AIUM's Endowment for Education and Research (EER) is accepting grant proposals through November 1, 2011.


Ultrasound researchers may apply for grants of up to $10,000 in teaching, clinical research, or basic science.


A list of all previously awarded grants, detailed criteria, and an application form are available on the AIUM website.

Comment by Brian Fowlkes on September 10, 2009 at 10:41am
Thanks to Dr. Miller for asking about this. As Erin indicates, the description has been modified and was based on a discussion I had with Len Greenbaum. The original wording was taken from a Sound Waves article but had to be edited to fit the character limit here. However, Dr. Abramowicz is likely correct in his suggestion about the reasoning for the "legal" term. As we all know there are implications associated with off-label use and any promotion there of. This is a likely origin for such wording. However, we think the revised wording reflects the interest of the community involved here. Thanks to you both for your dialogue on this.
Comment by Jacques S. Abramowicz, MD on September 7, 2009 at 10:40am
I suspect "illegal" contrast refers to non-FDA approved. That would make the contrast agent "illegal" in the USA, although this is obviously not the correct term.

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