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On the usefulness of the mechanical index displayed on clinical ultrasound scanners for predicting contrast microbubble destruction.

Authors
  • Forsberg, Flemming
  • Shi, William T
  • Merritt, Christopher R B
  • Dai, Qing
  • Solcova, Monika
  • Goldberg, Barry B
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2005
Volume
24
Issue
4
Pages
443–450
Identifiers
PMID: 15784762
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The MI displayed on clinical ultrasound scanners does not predict the degree of microbubble destruction and should not be used by itself to define exposure conditions for destruction of microbubble contrast agents.

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