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This is a discussion on transcranial Doppler with microbubbles???? in Radiology Nursing, part of Nursing Specialties ... I am a nursing student, and my patient recently had a transcranial Doppler ultrasonogram with...by Heloisea3 Feb 8, '08I am a nursing student, and my patient recently had a transcranial Doppler ultrasonogram with microbubbles. I understand what the test is for, but I don't understand the role of the microbubbles. Can someone clarify this for me? My text mentions the test, but not the bubbles. Thanks.
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- Feb 8, '08 by dianahThe microbubbles can demonstrate any right-to-left shunt.
The article link below is from ACR (American College of Radiology)'s guidelines:
It briefly touches on the reason for using the microbubbles.
While I've never seen this procedure, I have participated in many contrast echocardiograms, for which we inject agitated saline IV.
The purpose of these studies is to demonstrate (or not ) any unusual/abnormal communication between the ventricles or atria (PFO = patent foramen ovale).
You might do a google or yahoo or vivisimo search and ferret out any more information on the microbubbles as their use pertains to the transcranial ultrasound.
- Feb 8, '08 by PadawanLearnerI've never heard of that procedure until now.
Just sounds like something Billy Mays would be selling on late night TV.
- Feb 8, '08 by Heloisea3Thank you so much. yeah: