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Theoretical analysis of chirp excitation of contrast agents

Barlow, E. and Mulholland, A. and Gachagan, A. and Nordon, A. (2009) Theoretical analysis of chirp excitation of contrast agents. Physics Procedia, 3 (1). pp. 743-747. ISSN 1875-3892

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Analytic expressions are found for the amplitude of the first and second harmonics of the Ultrasound Contrast Agent's (UCA's) dynamics when excited by a chirp. The dependency of the second harmonic amplitude on the system parameters, the UCA shell parameters, and the insonifying signal parameters is then investigated. It is shown that optimal parameter values exist which give rise to a clear increase in the second harmonic component of the UCA's motion.

Item type: Article
ID code: 14815
Notes: Also presented at the 2009 International Congress on Ultrasonics
Keywords: chirp, ultrasound contrast agents, UCA's, harmonics, Mathematics, Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General), Physics and Astronomy(all)
Subjects: Science > Mathematics
Technology > Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Department: Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Statistics
Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering > Civil and Environmental Engineering
Faculty of Science > Pure and Applied Chemistry
Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2010 10:03
Last modified: 10 Dec 2015 18:19
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