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Summary for Patent: 6,033,645

Title: Methods for diagnostic imaging by regulating the administration rate of a contrast agent
Abstract:Methods for providing an image of an internal region of a patient. Embodiments of the methods involve administering to the patient a contrast agent which comprises a vesicle composition comprising, in an aqueous carrier, a gas or gaseous precursor and vesicles comprising lipids, proteins or polymers. The patient is scanned using diagnostic imaging, such as ultrasound, to obtain a visible image of the region. The contrast agent is administered to the patient at a rate to substantially eliminate diagnostic artifacts in the image. The methods are particularly useful for diagnosing the presence of any diseased tissue in the patient.
Inventor(s): Unger; Evan C. (Tucson, AZ), Matsunaga; Terry (Tucson, AZ), Fritz; Thomas A. (Tucson, AZ), Ramaswami; Varadarajan (Tucson, AZ)
Application Number:08/666,129
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