Journal article

Dynamic Solid-State Ultrasound Contrast Agent for Monitoring pH Fluctuations In Vivo

Julia Ann-Therese Walker, Xiaowei Wang, Karlheinz Peter, Kristian Kempe, Simon R Corrie

ACS Sensors | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 2020

Abstract

The key challenge for in vivo biosensing is to design biomarker-responsive contrast agents that can be readily detected and monitored by broadly available biomedical imaging modalities. While a range of biosensors have been designed for optical, photoacoustic, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) modalities, technical challenges have hindered the development of ultrasound biosensors, even though ultrasound is widely available, portable, safe, and capable of both surface and deep tissue imaging. Typically, contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging is generated by gas-filled microbubbles. However, they suffer from short imaging times because of the diffusion of the gas into the surrounding media. T..

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