Droplets, Bubbles and Ultrasound Interactions.

  title={Droplets, Bubbles and Ultrasound Interactions.},
  author={Oleksandr Shpak and Martin D. Verweij and Nico de Jong and Michel Versluis},
  journal={Advances in experimental medicine and biology},
The interaction of droplets and bubbles with ultrasound has been studied extensively in the last 25 years. Microbubbles are broadly used in diagnostic and therapeutic medical applications, for instance, as ultrasound contrast agents. They have a similar size as red blood cells, and thus are able to circulate within blood vessels. Perfluorocarbon liquid droplets can be a potential new generation of microbubble agents as ultrasound can trigger their conversion into gas bubbles. Prior to… CONTINUE READING