Assessment of renal inflammation by ultrasound detection of phagocytosed lipid microbubbles

Ji Song, Kai Singbartl, Sanjiv Kaul, Fang Xu, Jonathan Lindner

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Abstract

Intravital microscopy of the cremaster muscle of mice was used to assess the microcirculatory behavior of fluorescein-labeled lipid microbubbles with and without TNFalpha-mediated inflammation. A good relation was found between the ultrasound signal from retained microbubbles and the degree of renal inflammation. It was concluded that noninvasive assessment of tissue inflammation is possible by ultrasound imaging of phagocytosed microbubbles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S-99
JournalAnnals of Biomedical Engineering
Volume28
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
Event2000 Annual Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society - Washington, WA, USA
Duration: Oct 12 2000Oct 14 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomedical Engineering

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