Imaging Methods for Ultrasound Contrast Agents

Microbubble contrast agents were introduced more than 25 years ago with the objective of enhancing blood echoes and enabling diagnostic ultrasound to image the microcirculation. Cardiology and oncology waited anxiously for the fulfillment of that objective with one clinical application each: myocardial perfusion, tumor perfusion and angiogenesis imaging. What was necessary though at first was the scientific understanding of microbubble behavior in vivo and the development of imaging technology to deliver the original objective.
Source: Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

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Source: Wound Medicine - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
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Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Dermatological Science - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research
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