How will your efficiency be enhanced with the fastest growing UEA* in the USA?1

Echocardiography image is courtesy of Dr. Linda Gillam, Atlantic Health System, Morristown, NJ. Individual results may vary.

*Ultrasound Enhancing Agent

Ease of use.

Having access to LUMASON, which does not require special equipment, has allowed us to continue to utilize contrast when needed without additional equipment or staff that would otherwise bring an activated vial into an isolation room.

Critical Care Nurse

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Manually reconstituted in seconds.​

Quick-Activation
With a rapid reconstitution time of 20 Seconds
the prep time for LUMASON® is only 5.5 hours per 1,000 cases.3,4

Ease of use.

Having the convenience of everything I need in a single kit to administer quickly means I can spend more time focusing on the patient.

Emergency Department Physician

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Ease of Use.

I never realized how much time I spent getting the refrigerated agent from storage, finding the mixer and reconstituting – I guess we never knew we had other options?

Assistant Manager Cardiology

Joint Commission Standards demonstrate that

50% of hospitals continue to fail medication management standards.5

The LUMASON Kit simplifies administration and easily travels with you to the ICU, ER, or anywhere.

PORTABLE KIT
PORTABLE
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NO REFRIGERATION
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RAPID ACTIVATION

LUMASON is the only ultrasound enhancing agent with multiple indications and does not require refrigeration.

Image Quality

Very low MI techniques produce high quality signal-to-noise ratios giving you the ability to be visually decisive.

Lead Sonographer

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Diagnostic quality images with very low MI.6

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Echocardiography images are courtesy of Dr. Linda Gillam, Atlantic Health System, Morristown, NJ. Individual results may vary.

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Echocardiography images are courtesy of Dr. Linda Gillam, Atlantic Health System, Morristown, NJ. Individual results may vary.

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Echocardiography images are courtesy of Dr. Linda Gillam, Atlantic Health System, Morristown, NJ. Individual results may vary.

Patient Comfort.

Patient’s experiencing back pain doesn’t just increase the time it takes to complete the study, it impacts patient satisfaction.

Cardiac Service Line Manager

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No Back Pain

In a 15-month prospective study…

LUMASON® ultrasound enhancing agent was administered 2,137 times with no reports of back pain.7*

* Based on a single-center study of adult patients (age >18 years) receiving a UEA (LUMASON®, Optison™, or Definity®) were prospectively evaluated for clinically significant adverse events defined as either anaphylactoid reactions (rash, flank pain, dyspnea, and wheeze) or true anaphylaxis. Study objectives included the following: determining the major adverse reactions experienced by patients receiving UEA in a clinical setting, assessing whether microbubbles are safe for use in patients with intra-cardiac shunts, and assessing whether the types of adverse reactions differ significantly among the three FDA-approved UEAs.

Safety.

There’s only one agent we trust for our pediatric patients.

Pediatric Nurse

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"CEUS provides exquisite vessel resolution and is a completely non-invasive imaging option that produces comparable information as CT and MR, which have historically been used to diagnose focal liver lesions."

Dr. Stephanie Wilson

LUMASON is the only UEA approved for pediatric patients.3

Safety.

There’s only one agent we trust for our pediatric patients.

Pediatric Nurse

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The first and only FDA-Approved UEA indicated for characterization of focal liver lesions in pediatric and adult patients.3​​

LUMASON ultrasound enhancing agent can reduce the number of indeterminate diagnoses with conventional ultrasound by >50%.8

Non-Enhanced Ultrasound

LUMASON Arterial Phase

LUMASON Portal Phase

LUMASON Late Phase

Ultrasound image is reprinted with permission from World Journal of Gastroenterology.9 Individual results may vary.

Innovation.

We are looking for a large number of biomedical applications, and are confident that our technology can be used to address a wide range of healthcare challenges, for the best of patient care.

Thierry Bettinger, PhD
Bracco Research Center Geneva Director

The Geneva Center, Bracco Research SA.

Innovation made in Switzerland.

Approved in more countries than any other UEA.10

Design features of microspheres may significantly enhance signal and image quality

LUMASON microspheres are designed to maintain consistent acoustic properties over the entire range of frequencies used in clinical settings.11

1.5 – 2.5 μm
Mean diameter range

≥ 99%
Percent of microspheres ≤ 10μm

100.0% ≤ 20μm
Upper size limit

Shell Elasticity

Soft mono-layer shell and responds at a low MI.12

Core

The microsphere core is made of sulfur hexafluoride gas, designed to be stable and resist pressure changes.12

Safety Update.

LUMASON® Ultrasound Enhancing Agent PI has been updated to bring awareness to all ingredients including, but not limited to, Polyethylene Glycol (PEG). There is a chance to predict the patients who may have possible PEG allergy and if so to prevent them from having hypersensitivity reaction. The measure requested by FDA is not to warn about an additional risk deriving from exposure to LUMASON; instead, FDA has identified a risk minimization measure that could further improve the safety profile of the agents with PEG.

In response, the recent ASE Expert Consensus Statement on Hypersensitivity Reactions to Ultrasound Enhancing Agents in Patients with Allergy to PEG states that Lipid-based UEAs, including LUMASON “are contraindicated in patients who have a history of prior hypersensitivity to these UEAs, to Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) macrogol, or to PEG-containing products such as certain bowel preps for colonoscopy or laxatives. The known incidence of these reactions remains low and unchanged (1 in 10,000 administrations). Because the risk-to-benefit ratio for UEAs remains extremely low, the American Society of Echocardiography does not recommend any changes to laboratory policy regarding indications for their use.”

If users pay attention to this new identified risk management measure and look for history of possible PEG allergy, we expect to see a further reduction in the rate of hypersensitivity reactions already showing a trend of reduction over the years. Always have cardiopulmonary resuscitation personnel and equipment readily available prior to UEA administration and monitor all patients for hypersensitivity reactions.

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Support.

This program was great and I don’t think that there is anything like this anywhere else. Very good classes and not the standard canned presentations that we are accustomed to seeing.

I would encourage all sonographers to participate in this program if given the opportunity to. This is coming from a sonographer that has 20 years of experience and injected over 5000 doses of ultrasound enhancing agents.

The physics, chemistry and explanation of ultrasound enhancing agents were second to none. The interactive nature of the class was great and probably the most important part of the program. You don’t usually get to be this close to people that are the gurus of any specialty. The actual lab portion was invaluable and is the highlight of the course.

Stephen Ishihara

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