Shell resonance responses in ultrasound contrast agents

John Allen, Dustin Kruse, Jeff Jones, Katherine Ferrara

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Ultrasound contrast agents are modeled as spherical elastic shells whose scattering characteristics are expressed using a modal series solution. Novel multipole resonance responses in the low frequency regime are found for agents with shells greater than 25 nm. The dipole peaks appear to be associated with a specific type of Lamb wave unique to curved shells. The peaks grow and shrink for various material and shell thickness parameters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 1999
Event1999 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium - Caesars Tahoe, NV, USA
Duration: Oct 17 1999Oct 20 1999


Other1999 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium
CityCaesars Tahoe, NV, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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