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Targeted microbubbles bind specifically to molecular markers of diseases and their unique acoustic signature is used to image cellular processes in-vivo. The ability of time reversal processing to focus waves through heterogeneities on such targeted microbubbles is demonstrated. For this purpose, microbubbles were deposited on a gelatin phantom and their specific signal was recorded by a high intensity ultrasonic array. The amplified time-reversed signal was reemitted and shown to focus back in the region where the bound microbubbles were present. This proof of concept emphasizes that molecular-time-reversal focusing could guide energy deposition on early, diffuse or metastatic disease.
Ultrasonics Symposium, 2008. IUS 2008. IEEE
Date of Conference: 2-5 Nov. 2008