Ultrasound is a non-invasive technique that uses sound waves to either generate images of tissues inside of the body, or to interact with tissues as a therapeutic tool – to break up gallstones, increase blood flow, or ablate tumors, for instance. Ultrasound contrast agents, which are typically tiny bubbles filled with gas, can enhance the reflection of ultrasound waves to improve the quality of an ultrasound image. However, commercially available contrast agents are confined to the blood vessels, typically remain in the bloodstream for less than 10 minutes, and are used in only a handful of settings in the United States.
But what if ultrasound contrast agents could leave the vasculature, persist for an extended period of time, and be customized for a specific application… Continue reading.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the pending induction of Agata A. Exner, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Radiology, Department of Radiology / Case Center for Imaging Research, Case Western Reserve University, to its College of Fellows. Dr. Exner was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows For outstanding contributions in development of biomaterials for image-guided drug delivery in cancer therapy and noninvasive, high-throughput biomaterial analysis.