Microbubbles: Fundementals and Applications

Hardback
This book focuses primarily on microbubbles used for medical imaging and therapy, which is a rapidly growing field, The book covers both the fundamentals and applications of microbubbles. It is written as an essential text for both the novice and expert in the field. This single-authored book includes the following chapters: Introduction (prelude and definitions); Microbubble fabrication; The gas core; The lipid/protein/polymer encapsulation; The surrounding aqueous medium; Microbubble stability; Transport properties of the individual microbubble; Material properties of the individual microbubble; Acoustic properties of the individual microbubble; Properties of the ensemble -- microbubble suspensions; Applications in medical imaging; Applications in therapy; and Other applications