Dependence of aggregate formation of microbubbles upon ultrasound condition and exposure time

Ren Koda, Nobuyuki Watarai, Ryusuke Nakamoto, Taku Ohta, Kohji Masuda, Yoshitaka Miyamoto, Toshio Chiba

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Abstract

We have previously reported our attempts to control microbubbles (microcapsules) behavior in flow by primary Bjerknes force to increase the local concentration of the bubbles at a diseased part. However, there was a limitation in efficiency to propel bubbles of m-order size. Thus we consider that forming aggregates of bubbles is effective to be propelled before entering into an ultrasound field by making use of secondary Bjerknes force under continuous ultrasound exposure. In this study, we observed the phenomena of aggregates formation by confirming variation of diameter and density of aggregates under various conditions of ultrasound exposure. Then we elucidated frequency dependence of the size of aggregates of micro-bubbles.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2011
Pages5589-5592
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 26
Event33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2011 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 2011 Aug 302011 Sep 3

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Other

Other33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2011
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period11/8/3011/9/3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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