Featured Publications

In this work the authors develop black phosphorus magnetic microbubbles (MBBPM) for contrast enhanced ultrasound and therapeutic imaging.

This publication highlights the development of an offline approach to discriminate different types of liver pathologies in rats called the “support vector machine”.

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The authors evaluate the potential of ultrasound to detect bone metastases in a rat model of metastatic breast cancer. They develop an automated 3D methodology to determine lesion morphology and perfusion, and validate these measurements with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Here the authors test the effectiveness of ultrasound-guided intra-articular injection in the rat knee joint vs. traditional blind injections that using landmarks. The authors found that: - ultrasound-guided injection had a higher success rate vs traditional injections (89% vs. 58%) - that untrained personnel could complete the ultrasound-guided injections with little to no training
Here the authors report on the synthesis, characterization, and potential utility of ultra-small NaYF4:Nd3+/NaGdF4 nanocrystals coated with manganese dioxide (usNP-MnO2) for spatiotemporal modulation of hypoxia in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas.
This recent study by Zlitni, A. et al tested a Maltotriose-based probes for fluorescence and photoacoustic imaging of bacterial infections.
This video Featured Publication highlights non-linear contrast imaging capabilities of the Vevo 3100.
In this recent study by Bachawal et al., authors used the multimodal imaging capabilities of the Vevo imaging system to evaluate the aggressiveness of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) through B7-H3 targeted ultrasound and photoacoustic molecular imaging.
This recent study by Rutledge et al. compares 4D ultrasound (4D-US) with conventional M-mode and B-mode ultrasound for the assessment of LV function in a myocardial infarct model.
Here the authors utilized the photoacoustic imaging (PA) capabilities of the Vevo LAZR-X to screen donor kidneys for fibrosis prior to implanting them into chronic kidney diseased animal models and patients.