Received: December 06, 2010
Accepted: December 19, 2010
Ref: Kulkarni DS, Kachewar SG. The new face of ultrasound imaging: a gift by nanotechnology. Internet J Med Update. 2011 Jan;6(1):31-33.
THE NEW FACE OF ULTRASOUND IMAGING: A GIFT BY NANOTECHNOLOGY
Dr. Devidas S. Kulkarni† MD DMRD and Dr. Sushil G. Kachewar‡ MD DNB
†Professor, ‡Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, Rural Medical College, PMT, Loni, Maharashtra, India
(Corresponding Author: Prof. Devidas S. Kulkarni, Department of Radiology, Rural Medical College, PMT, Loni-413736, Dt-Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India; Email: email@example.com)
The search for novel ultrasound contrast agents has now led to the use of nanoparticles due to their ability to generate contrast, amalgamation of numerous properties, adequate circulation times and satisfactory safety issues. Experiences with these nano particles promise not only in-depth knowledge of disease processes but also the early effects of therapy. In this review we discuss how nanoparticles have evolved for use as ultrasound contrast agents.
KEY WORDS: Ultrasound Contrast Agents; Nanotechnology; Nanoparticles