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Pulse-inversion-based fundamental imaging was experimentally investigated for the enhancement of contrast detection. The pulse-inversion technique involves two firings with inverted waveforms. When the returning echoes from the two firings are summed, the residue signal is limited to even-order harmonics for tissue. However, when the returning echoes are from microbubbles, the fundamental signal is not completely cancelled because the reaction of the bubbles under compression is different from that under rarefaction. Thus, with the application of pulse-inversion technique, the fundamental signal can be used to enhance the contrast-to-tissue ratio. In this paper, B-mode, pulse-inversion-based fundamental images were constructed with various transmit waveforms. Motion artifacts also were studied. The results indicate that the contrast-to-tissue ratio was significantly enhanced compared to that obtained using either conventional, fundamental imaging or second-harmonic imaging. Longer transmit pulses resulted in a better signal-to-noise ratio, but did not noticeably affect the nonlinear response of the bubbles. In addition, the optimal ratio of the magnitude of the positive pulse to that of the negative pulse was unity, in terms of avoiding the uncancelled, third-order response in the fundamental frequency range. It also was found that the pulse-inversion fundamental technique is highly sensitive to tissue motion because the fundamental tissue signal is not cancelled when motion is present.