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Literature about safety issues
04 October 2010 (online)
The Safety Committee/ECMUS regularly publishes reviews of articles on ultrasound safety. The latest update listed below can be found at http://www.efsumb.org in the Safety Committee’s microsite.
Review 159: Mulvagh S et al. 2008 American Society of Echocardiography consensus statement on the clinical applications of ultrasound contrast agents in echocardiography. Journal of American Society of Echocardiography: 21: 1179–1201 Review 160: Wei K et al. 2008 The safety of Definity and Optison for ultrasound image enhancement: A retrospective analysis of 78,383 administered contrast doses. Journal of American Society of Echocardiography; 21: 1202–1206 Review 162: Gabriel R et al. 2008 Safety of ultrasound contrast agents in stress echocardiology. Am J Cardiol; 102: 1269–1272 Review 172: Piscaglia F et al. Knowledge of the bio-effects of ultrasound among physicians performing clinical ultrasonography: Results of a survey conducted by the Italian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (SIUMB) Review 174: Dolan M et al. 2009 Safety and efficacy of commercially available ultrasound contrast agents for rest and stress echocardiography. J Am Coll Cardiol; 53: 32–38 Review 175: Duck FA 2008 Hazards, risks and safety of diagnostic ultrasound. Medical Engineering & Physics; 30: 1338–1348 Review 178: 2009 Grether Jk et al. Antenatal ultrasound and risk of autism spectrum disorders. J Autism Dev Disord 2009. DOI 10.1007/s10803-009-0859-4. Review 181: Schabrun S et al. 2008 How accurate are therapeutic ultrasound machines? Hong Kong Physiotherapy Journal 26: 39–44