Effect of periodic phase shift on acoustic cavitation induction with second-harmonic superimposition

Ken Ichi Kawabata, Shin Ichiro Umemura

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Abstract

Second-harmonic superimposition (SHS) is an ultrasound exposure method for efficiently inducing cavitation both in vitro and in vivo. Its efficiency is dependent on SH phase relative to the fundamental. In this study, we investigated the effect of periodical shifting of the relative phase on the cavitation induction by using SHS. In an aqueous solution, SH phase shifting with a shift pitch not larger than 0.5 π and a shift interval time not shorter than 30 ms was found to be as effective in inducing cavitation as the SH phase is fixed to the optimum phase. This result is important for the application of SHS to in vivo treatment in which it is difficult to maintain the relative phase in a target tissue constant because of movements and biophysical changes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3246-3250
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Volume42
Issue number5 B
Publication statusPublished - 2003 May 1

Keywords

  • Cavitation
  • Phase shift
  • Relative phase
  • Second-harmonic superimposition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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