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Microbubble ultrasound contrast agents: A review
  • E. Stride, N. Saffari
  • Engineering, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical…
  • 1 June 2003
Abstract The superior scattering properties of gas bubbles compared with blood cells have made microbubble ultrasound contrast agents important tools in ultrasound diagnosis. Over the past 2 yearsExpand
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Theoretical and experimental investigation of the behaviour of ultrasound contrast agent particles in whole blood.
  • E. Stride, N. Saffari
  • Materials Science, Medicine
  • Ultrasound in medicine & biology
  • 1 November 2004
The majority of the existing models for the behaviour of ultrasound (US) contrast agents consider a single contrast agent particle (CAP) surrounded by an infinite, homogeneous and Newtonian fluid. InExpand
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Controlled microchannelling in dense collagen scaffolds by soluble phosphate glass fibers.
A problem with tissue engineering scaffolds is maintaining seeded cell viability and function due to limitations of oxygen and nutrient transfer. An approach to maintain suitable oxygenExpand
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Preparation of microbubble suspensions by co-axial electrohydrodynamic atomization.
In this paper we report a novel method, based on co-axial electrohydrodynamic jetting, for the preparation of microbubble suspensions containing bubbles <10 microm in size and having a narrow sizeExpand
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The natural frequencies of microbubble oscillation in elastic vessels.
A theoretical model for the dynamics of a bubble in an elastic blood vessel is applied to study numerically the effect of confinement on the free oscillations of a bubble. The vessel wallExpand
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A comparison of methods for focusing the field of a HIFU array transducer through human ribs.
A forward model, which predicts the scattering by human ribs of a multi-element high-intensity focused ultrasound transducer, was used to investigate the efficacy of a range of focusing approachesExpand
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Modelling of the acoustic field of a multi-element HIFU array scattered by human ribs.
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A boundary element approach based on a generalized minimal residual (GMRES) implementation of the Burton-Miller formulation was used in conjunction with phase conjugation techniques to focus the field of a 256-element random HIFU array behind human ribs at locations requiring intercostal and transcostal treatment. Expand
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A first-order k-space model for elastic wave propagation in heterogeneous media.
A pseudospectral model of linear elastic wave propagation is described based on the first order stress-velocity equations of elastodynamics. k-space adjustments to the spectral gradient calculationsExpand
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Towards the optimisation of acoustic fields for ablative therapies of tumours in the upper abdomen
The efficacy of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) for the non-invasive treatment of cancer has been demonstrated for a range of different cancers including those of the liver, kidney, prostateExpand
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Investigating the significance of multiple scattering in ultrasound contrast agent particle populations
  • E. Stride, N. Saffari
  • Materials Science, Medicine
  • IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics…
  • 27 December 2005
The majority of the existing models describing the behavior of microbubble ultrasound contrast agents consider single, isolated microbubbles suspended in infinite media. The behavior of a microbubbleExpand
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