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Perflutren Protein-Type A Microspheres (Code C61105)

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Preferred Name: Perflutren Protein-Type A Microspheres

Definition: A sterile non-pyrogenic suspension of microspheres of human serum albumin with the stable, high-molecular-weight fluorocarbon gas perflutren, used as a contrast enhancement agent for ultrasound procedures. Because the acoustic impedance of perflutren protein-type A microspheres is much lower than that of blood, impinging ultrasound waves are scattered and reflected at the microsphere-blood interface and may be visualized with ultrasound imaging. At the frequencies used in adult echocardiography (2-5 MHZ) the microspheres resonate, which further increases the extent of ultrasound scattering and reflection.

Label: Perflutren Protein-Type A Microspheres

NCI Thesaurus Code: C61105 (Search for linked caDSR metadata)  (search value sets)

NCI Metathesaurus Link: C1509955  (see NCI Metathesaurus info)

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Perflutren Protein-Type A Microspheres

External Source Codes: 
PDQ Closed Trial Search ID 471234
PDQ Open Trial Search ID 471234 (check for NCI PDQ open clinical trial info)
UMLS CUI C1509955

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code C61105
Legacy_Concept_Name Perflutren_Protein-Type_A_Microspheres
Semantic_Type Indicator, Reagent, or Diagnostic Aid
Semantic_Type Organic Chemical

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