Encyclopedia of Cancer

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Ultrasound Microimaging

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27841-9_6099-2

Synonyms

Definition

Ultrasound microimaging is imaging of small animals using ultrasound instruments capable of resolving features in a mouse at a level of anatomical detail comparable to clinical ultrasonography of human patients.

Characteristics

Ultrasound microimaging systems are an example of technology for preclinical imaging of small animals in biomedical research. Ultrasound microimaging systems, while similar in design to conventional clinical ultrasound systems, are distinguished by their use of ultrasonic frequencies from 20 to 60 MHz, i.e., frequencies above the 1–15 MHz band typically employed for clinical ultrasonography. The use of high frequencies enables images to be acquired with finer spatial resolution than clinical ultrasound images, but reduces the depth of penetration within the subject because soft tissues absorb ultrasound at a rate approximately proportional to frequency. A...

Keywords

Tumor Blood Flow Power Doppler Image Preclinical Imaging Move Blood Cell Ultrasound Molecular Imaging 
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See Also

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Medical BiophysicsUniversity of Western OntarioLondonCanada