Phospholipid/carbocyanine dye-shelled microbubbles as ultrasound-modulated fluorescent contrast agents

Michael J. Benchimol, Mark J. Hsu, Carolyn E. Schutt, David J. Hall, Robert F. Mattrey, Sadik C. Esener

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Abstract

Fluorescent microbubbles have been fabricated with the capacity to have their emission modulated by ultrasound. These contrast agent particles could potentially be used in the future to extract fluorescence modulation from a strong light background to increase imaging depth and resolution in scattering media. Fluorescence intensity modulation was demonstrated at the ultrasound driving frequency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2384-2388
Number of pages5
JournalSoft Matter
Volume9
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 28 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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