Predicting backscatter characteristics from micron- And submicron- Scale ultrasound contrast agents using a size-integration technique

Hairong Zheng*, Alexander Barker, Robin Shandas

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Abstract

In this paper, a computationally, inexpensive, size-integration method based on a modified Rayleigh-Plesset model is developed to predict backscatter spectra from groups of bubbles with various size distributions, incident acoustic amplitudes, and driving frequencies. The method was validated using experimentally measured spectra from contrast bubbles of various sizes: Optison®, Levovist®, ST68® microbubbles, and submicron bubbles. This method provides a computationally inexpensive means of examining backscatter spectrum from multiple bubbles, especially in predicting occurrence and relative amplitude of subharmonics and second harmonics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)639-644
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
Volume53
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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