Numerical and Constitutive Modeling of Encapsulated Microbubbles: Nonspherical Deformation and Transient Network Theory
Encapsulated microbubbles (EMBs) are widely used to enhance contrast in ultrasound sonography and are finding increasing use in biomedical therapies such as drug/gene delivery and tissue ablation. EMBs consist of a gas core surrounded by a stabilizing shell made of lipid, protein, or polymer. The coating stabilizes bubbles and increases their residence time in the circulatory system, thereby making them effective for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. The coating also greatly modifies the mechanical properties of microbubbles and affects their response to ultrasound. Therefore, much research ...
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