Comparison of ultrasound scattering behavior of Optison® and a liquid perfluorocarbon nanoparticle contrast agent

M. S. Hughes, J. N. Marsh, A. K. Woodson, R. W. Fuhrhop, G. M. Lanza, S. A. Wickline

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Abstract

The Optison attenuation coefficient exhibits a single peak between 1 and 3 MHz. The exact peak location, height and width vary significantly with experimental conditions. In contrast, the PFOB emulsion does not exhibit any of these effects, which strongly shows that microbubble formation through perfluorocarbon phase conversion may not contribute in a measurable manner to the acoustic properties of the liquid perfluorocarbon nanoparticle contrast agent over the range of experimental parameters considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1965-1968
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium
Volume2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
Event2002 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium - Munich, Germany
Duration: Oct 8 2002Oct 11 2002

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