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Ultrasound contrast agents

Targeting and processing methods for theranostics

Editors: Paradossi, Gaio, Pellegretti, Paolo, Trucco, Andrea (Eds.)

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Recent advancements in nano/micro materials and related characterization approaches allow the design of a new type of ultrasound contrast agents (UCAs) with enhanced multifunctional behaviour. This is chance is also supported by the recent achievements in modelling and signal processing.

This book provides the state of art of the research activity of two successful European projects, TAMIRUT and SIGHT, addressing an integrated system, encompassing the contrast agent, the hardware equipment and the processing strategies, as a key tool for a combined diagnostic and therapeutic approaches (theranostics) in medical ultrasound.

Reviews

From the reviews: “Leading experts in this field present the latest research and knowledge within 13 chapters from the development of new echogenic injectable agents and devices to interactions with cells and tissues including the development of hard- and software for detecting and evaluating contrast agents - many prominent up-to-date items are covered by this book. … The book is dedicated to leaders with a background in theory who want to deepen their knowledge with up-to-date research results and are interested in ultrasound contrast agents’ future applications.” (Christian Kollmann, Ultraschall in der Medizin, Vol. 31, June, 2010)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Towards Ultrasound Molecular Imaging

    Lionetti, Vincenzo (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Use of Microbubbles as Ultrasound Contrast Agents for Molecular Imaging

    Hauwel, Mathieu (et al.)

    Pages 13-23

  • Design of Novel Polymer Shelled Ultrasound Contrast Agents: Towards an Ultrasound Triggered Drug Delivery

    Tortora, Mariarosaria (et al.)

    Pages 25-39

  • Lipidic Microbubble Targeting of Surface Proteins Using an in Vitro System

    Zerbe, Ines (et al.)

    Pages 41-52

  • Protein Interactions with Microballoons: Consequences for Biocompatibility and Application as Contrast Agents

    Stigler, Johannes (et al.)

    Pages 53-66

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ultrasound contrast agents
Book Subtitle
Targeting and processing methods for theranostics
Editors
  • Gaio Paradossi
  • Paolo Pellegretti
  • Andrea Trucco
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Mailand
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Milan
eBook ISBN
978-88-470-1494-7
DOI
10.1007/978-88-470-1494-7
Softcover ISBN
978-88-470-1493-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 200
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