Principles of Cerebral Ultrasound Contrast Imaging
AVERKIOU, MICHALAKIS A.
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Ultrasound contrast is gaining acceptance worldwide as an adjunct to conventional ultrasound imaging. It has clinical applications as diverse as liver disease detection and characterization, myocardial perfusion and wall motion studies, and cerebral vascularity and perfusion imaging. This paper will focus on imaging techniques used for transcranial ultrasound contrast imaging. The interaction of ultrasound with the microbubbles in the contrast agent is complex and nonlinear. This has led to the development of a variety of imaging modes to improve contrast detection over noncontrast optimized modes. This article presents several of these imaging methods in such a way as to help clinical and research users of ultrasound contrast understand this rapidly developing field. Copyright © 2009 S. Karger AG, Basel ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]Copyright of Cerebrovascular Diseases is the property of Karger AG and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)