Sonothrombolysis with phospholipid-coated perfluoropropane microbubbles

Evan Unger, Terry O. Matsunaga, Reena Zutshi, Rachel Labell, Thomas R. Porter, John Lof, Feng Xie, Katherine Ferrara, Paul Dayton, Susannah Bloch

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2 Scopus citations


Compared to other modalities that might be employed for molecular imaging, ultrasound has some unique features. It is portable; highly adapted to the surgical environment; can be used for cavitation, heating, and tissue ablation; and is exquisitely sensitive to microbubbles. Using microbubbles as a contrast agent, ultrasound imaging can detect a single microbubble. Ultrasound in concert with bubbles can be used in NanoInvasive™ therapy and drug delivery. An example of NanoInvasive therapy is sonothrombolysis with microbubbles, or SonoLysis™.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication4th International Symposium on Therapeutic Ultrasound
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Mar 28 2005
Event4th International Symposium on Therapeutic Ultrasound - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: Sep 18 2004Sep 20 2004

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Conference4th International Symposium on Therapeutic Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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