Submicron contrast agents for the detection and localization of at risk lymph nodes

Divia Patel, Paul Dayton, Jana Gut, Erik R Wisner, Kathy Ferrara

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Abstract

Ultrasound contrast agents can be readily administered to facilitate detection and localization of lymph nodes at risk for regional metastasis. The agent under observation is a sub-micron, gas-filled, double-walled microsphere that ruptures when exposed to ultrasound energy at megaHertz frequencies. Optically, we observe expansion of these microbubbles over an order of magnitude in radius. These results are supported with simulations from a modified Rayleigh-Plesset model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium
Pages1717-1720
Number of pages4
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Event2001 Ultrasonics Symposium - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Oct 6 2001Oct 10 2001

Other

Other2001 Ultrasonics Symposium
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period10/6/0110/10/01

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Patel, D., Dayton, P., Gut, J., Wisner, E. R., & Ferrara, K. (2001). Submicron contrast agents for the detection and localization of at risk lymph nodes. In Proceedings of the IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium (Vol. 2, pp. 1717-1720)