Acoustic response of phase change contrast agents targeted with breast cancer cells immediately after ultrasonic activation using ultrafast imaging

Ge Zhang, Shengtao Lin, Chee Hau Leow, Kuin Pang, Javier Hernandez Gil, Terry Matsunaga, Mengxing Tang

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Abstract

Phase-change contrast agents (PCCAs) have advantageous properties in terms of smaller size, longer half-life and selective activation control compared to conventional microbubble contrast agents (MCAs), which make them ideal for ultrasound cancer imaging. [1] Acoustic signal from tumour site can be further enhanced by receptor targeted PCCAs. However there is still a lack of understanding of the behaviour of these targeted agents. In this work, we report the use of high frame rate (HFR) imaging to investigate the changes in acoustic signal of Folate Receptor (FR)-targeted versus control PCCAs with breast cancer cells immediately after acoustic activation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2017
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781538633830
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 31 2017
Event2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2017 - Washington, United States
Duration: Sep 6 2017Sep 9 2017

Publication series

NameIEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS
ISSN (Print)1948-5719
ISSN (Electronic)1948-5727

Other

Other2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2017
CountryUnited States
CityWashington
Period9/6/179/9/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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