Ultrasound Contrast Agents

Targeting and Processing Methods for Theranostics

  • Gaio Paradossi
  • Paolo Pellegretti
  • Andrea Trucco

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Vincenzo Lionetti, Sergio Paddeu
    Pages 1-11
  3. Mathieu Hauwel, Thierry Bettinger, Eric Allémann
    Pages 13-23
  4. Mariarosaria Tortora, Letizia Oddo, Silvia Margheritelli, Gaio Paradossi
    Pages 25-39
  5. Ines Zerbe, Nenad Gajovic-Eichelmann
    Pages 41-52
  6. Johannes Stigler, Martin Lundqvist, Tommy Cedervall, Kenneth Dawson, Iseult Lynch
    Pages 53-66
  7. Pamela Mozetic, Mariarosaria Tortora, Barbara Cerroni, Gaio Paradossi
    Pages 67-77
  8. Marlies Overvelde, Hendrik J. Vos, Nico de Jong, Michel Versluis
    Pages 79-97
  9. Dmitry Grishenkov, Claudio Pecorari, Torkel B. Brismar, Gaio Paradossi
    Pages 99-108
  10. Paulo Fernandes, Melanie Pretzl, Andreas Fery, George Tzvetkov, Rainer Fink
    Pages 109-127
  11. Andrea Trucco, Marco Crocco, Anastasis Kounoudes, Claudia Sciallero
    Pages 129-142
  12. Marco Crocco, Claudia Sciallero, Andrea Trucco
    Pages 143-156
  13. Francesco Guidi, Riccardo Mori, Hendrik J. Vos, Piero Tortoli
    Pages 157-174
  14. Alessandro Nencioni, Paolo Pellegretti
    Pages 175-188
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 189-193

About this book


Recent advancements in nano/micro materials and related characterization approaches allow the design of a new type of ultrasound contrast agents (UCAs) with enhanced multifunctional behaviour. This is chance is also supported by the recent achievements in modelling and signal processing.

This book provides the state of art of the research activity of two successful European projects, TAMIRUT and SIGHT, addressing an integrated system, encompassing the contrast agent, the hardware equipment and the processing strategies, as a key tool for a combined diagnostic and therapeutic approaches (theranostics) in medical ultrasound.


Acoustical imaging Colloids Drug delivery Medical ultrasound Ultrasound contrast agents dynamics imaging techniques tissue tissue engineering ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • Gaio Paradossi
    • 1
  • Paolo Pellegretti
    • 2
  • Andrea Trucco
    • 3
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie ChimicheUniversità di Roma Tor VergataRomeItaly
  2. 2.Esaote — R & D UltrasuoniGenoaItaly
  3. 3.Acoustics, Antenna Arrays, and Underwater Signals Lab. Dept. of Biophysical and Electronic Engineering (DIBE)University of GenoaGenoaItaly

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