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Methods And Devices For Ultrasound Contrast-Assisted Therapy

Inventors: Xucai Chen: Jianjun Wang: John J. Pacella: Flordeliza S. Villanueva M.D.

Patent Number: 14/409,409

Abstract

Various methods of performing ultrasound contrast assisted therapy are provided. One such method includes delivering a plurality of microbubble-based ultrasound contrast agents to a target area and disrupting the microbubble-based ultrasound contrast agents by delivering tone bursts of ultrasound to the target area. The oscillation of the microbubble-based ultrasound contrast agents can be achieved by delivering ultrasound tone bursts of greater than 5 acoustic cycles with a pulse repetition frequency of between 0.01 and 20 Hz, with pressure greater than 0.3 MPa.
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