microbubbles


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microbubbles

(ˈmaɪkrəʊˌbʌbəlz)
pl n
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) med a contrast medium used with ultrasound, consisting of tiny bubbles of gas introduced into the vascular system or Fallopian tubes to enhance the images obtained
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IRISH scientists have developed a "ground-breaking" treatment for pancreatic cancer using microbubbles and soundwaves.
Major advancements include evolution of microbubbles and iterative improvement in ultrasound modalities which has led to the miniaturization of devices.
TM] Therapeutic Bath silently infuses bathwater with millions of microbubbles to help a bather relax, unwind and feel rejuvenated.
When porphyrin lipid-shell microbubbles containing perfluoropropane gas are bombarded by low-frequency ultrasound energy, they burst and release nanoparticles as small as five nanometres in diameter that can readily travel into a tumour's deepest recesses.
Our uniform UCA s are unique, as current UCA s are composed of wide size distribution microbubbles, making them less effective.
In the past, high-energy ultrasound has been combined with injected microbubbles, which vibrate in response to sound waves, to get drugs across the so-called blood brain barrier.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Ultrasound-stimulated microbubbles have been showing promise in recent years as a non-invasive way to break up dangerous blood clots.
The present study was designed, in a canine model, to demonstrate the effect of low-frequency ultrasound combined with microbubbles on BPH.
We thought we had solved the major barrier to biofuel companies processing algae to use as fuel when we used microbubbles to grow the algae more densely," explains Professor Zimmerman.
In this study, a weakened adenovirus (a virus that is typically associated with respiratory infections) engineered to deliver the tumor-suppressing gene mda-7/IL-24 was joined to the microbubbles and delivered through the blood stream directly into the prostate.
Ultrasound allows real-time imaging, but molecularly targeted microbubbles represent a new strategy.
He and his coworkers have developed an intravascular ultrasound-based technique that uses gas-filled microbubbles for contrast enhancement to assess vaso vasorum density and identify areas of intraplaque leakage or hemorrhage.