Imaging in situ human kidney stones with the color Doppler ultrasound twinkling artifact

Julianna Simon, Barbrina Dunmire, Bryan Cunitz, Oleg Sapozhnikov, Jeffrey Thiel, James Holm, Michael Bailey

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Abstract

Hyperbaric pressures of 3-100 atmospheres absolute (ATA) have been shown to reduce the color Doppler ultrasound twinkling artifact on ex vivo human kidney stones, leading to the hypothesis that surface crevice microbubbles cause twinkling. Similarly supportive for the crevice bubble hypothesis is the suppression of kidney stone twinkling in animals breathing elevated levels of carbon dioxide. However, it is unclear whether stable microbubbles can exist on the surface of kidney stones in the human body. For the first time, we investigate the effect of hyperbaric pressure on in situ human kidney stones to determine whether stable microbubbles exist as measured by the color Doppler ultrasound twinkling artifact.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2017
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781538633830
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 31 2017
Event2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2017 - Washington, United States
Duration: Sep 6 2017Sep 9 2017

Publication series

NameIEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS
ISSN (Print)1948-5719
ISSN (Electronic)1948-5727

Other

Other2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2017
CountryUnited States
CityWashington
Period9/6/179/9/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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    Simon, J., Dunmire, B., Cunitz, B., Sapozhnikov, O., Thiel, J., Holm, J., & Bailey, M. (2017). Imaging in situ human kidney stones with the color Doppler ultrasound twinkling artifact. In 2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2017 [8092599] (IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ULTSYM.2017.8092599