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1. (WO2018222724) METHODS FOR SUPER-RESOLUTION ULTRASOUND IMAGING OF MICROVESSELS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/222724    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/035147
Publication Date: Fri Dec 07 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Thu May 31 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: A61B 8/08
A61B 8/06
Applicants: MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
Inventors: SONG, Pengfei
TRZASKO, Joshua D.
MANDUCA, Armando
CHEN, Shigao
Title: METHODS FOR SUPER-RESOLUTION ULTRASOUND IMAGING OF MICROVESSELS
Abstract:
Systems and methods for super-resolution ultrasound imaging of microvessels in a subject are described. Ultrasound data are acquired from a region-of-interest in a subject who has been administered a microbubble contrast agent. The ultrasound data are acquired while the microbubbles are moving through, or otherwise present in, the region-of-interest. The region-of-interest may include, for instance, microvessels or other microvascuiature in the subject. By isolating, localizing, tracking, and accumulating the microbubbles in the ultrasound data, super-resolution images of the microvessels can be generated.