A model for ultrasound contrast agent in a phantom vessel

Abstract
A theoretical framework to model the dynamics of Ultrasound Contrast Agent (UCA) inside a phantom vessel is presented. The model is derived from the reduced Navier-Stokes equation and is coupled with the evolving flow field solution inside the vessel by a similarity transformation approach. The results are computed, and compared with experiments available in literature, for the initial UCA radius of Ro=1.5 μm and 2 μm for the vessel diameter of D=12 μm and 200 μm with the acoustic parameters as utilized in the experiments. When compared to other models, better agreement on smaller vessel diameter is obtained with the proposed coupled model. The model also predicts, quite accurately, bubble fragmentation in terms of acoustic and geometric parameters. © 2014 IEEE.

Citation
Qamar, A., & Samtaney, R. (2014). A model for ultrasound contrast agent in a phantom vessel. 2nd Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering. doi:10.1109/mecbme.2014.6783238

Publisher
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Journal
2nd Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering

Conference/Event Name
2014 2nd Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering, MECBME 2014

DOI
10.1109/MECBME.2014.6783238

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