Various applications of contrast-assisted ultrasound require controlled destruction of contrast agent microbubbles. Mechanisms of fragmentation, acoustically driven diffusion, and static diffusion related to microbubble destruction are studied. Fragmentation is found responsible for rapid destruction of contrast agents on a time scale of microseconds.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control|
|State||Published - Jan 2001|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Acoustics and Ultrasonics