Functional and molecular ultrasound imaging: concepts and contrast agents.

@article{Kiessling2009FunctionalAM,
  title={Functional and molecular ultrasound imaging: concepts and contrast agents.},
  author={Fabian Kiessling and J Huppert and Moritz Palmowski},
  journal={Current medicinal chemistry},
  year={2009},
  volume={16 5},
  pages={
          627-42
        }
}
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound has shown convincing results for monitoring vessel morphology, surrogate markers of vascularization and changes in molecular marker expression in oncological and cardiovascular diseases. Ultrasound contrast agents have the ability to increase the backscattering signal intensity of an ultrasound pulse. An interesting class of ultrasound contrast agents are gas filled microbubbles, which can be synthesized by external bubble encapsulation using sugar matrices or… CONTINUE READING
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