Agents promoting and suppressing acoustic cavitation

Ken ichi Kawabata, Kazuaki Sasaki, Shin ichiro Umemura

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In therapeutic application of ultrasound, promotion and suppression of cavitational effects are both important. We have reported that rose bengal (RB) can reduce the intensity threshold for cavitation in murine liver tissue. This effect was pharmacokinetically studied in this paper. It decreased gradually as the time elapsed after the RB administration, but not as rapidly as the decrease in RB concentration in the liver. As for chemicals suppressing aqueous cavitation, we found that sodium ascorbate is quite effective.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1443-1446
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Dec 1
EventProceedings of the 1998 International Ultrasonics Symposium - Sendai, Miyagi, Jpn
Duration: 1998 Oct 51998 Oct 8

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  • Engineering(all)


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