Microbubbles in medical imaging: current applications and future directions

@article{Lindner2004MicrobubblesIM,
  title={Microbubbles in medical imaging: current applications and future directions},
  author={J. Lindner},
  journal={Nature Reviews Drug Discovery},
  year={2004},
  volume={3},
  pages={527-533}
}
  • J. Lindner
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Drug Discovery
  • Not all bubbles in the bloodstream are detrimental. During the past decade, contrast-enhanced ultrasound has evolved from a purely investigational tool to a routine diagnostic technique. This transformation has been facilitated by advances in the microbubble contrast agents and contrast-specific ultrasound imaging techniques. The ability to non-invasively image molecular events with targeted microbubbles is likely to be important for characterizing pathophysiology and for developing new… CONTINUE READING
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