Robust spatially resolved pressure measurements using MRI with novel buoyant advection-free preparations of stable microbubbles in polysaccharide gels

Morris, R.H. ORCID: 0000-0001-5511-3457, Bencsik, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-6278-0378, Nestlé, N., Galvosas, P., Fairhurst, D. ORCID: 0000-0001-5311-0762, Vangala, A., Perrie, Y. and McHale, G., 2008. Robust spatially resolved pressure measurements using MRI with novel buoyant advection-free preparations of stable microbubbles in polysaccharide gels. Journal of Magnetic Resonance, 193 (2), pp. 159-167. ISSN 1090-7807

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Abstract

MRI of fluids containing lipid coated microbubbles has been shown to be an effective tool for measuring the local fluid pressure. However, the intrinsically buoyant nature of these microbubbles precludes lengthy measurements due to their vertical migration under gravity and pressure-induced coalescence. A novel preparation is presented which is shown to minimize both these effects for at least 25 min. By using a 2% polysaccharide gel base with a small concentration of glycerol and 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine coated gas microbubbles, MR measurements are made for pressures between 0.95 and 1.44 bar. The signal drifts due to migration and amalgamation are shown to be minimized for such an experiment whilst yielding very high NMR sensitivities up to 38% signal change per bar.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
Creators: Morris, R.H., Bencsik, M., Nestlé, N., Galvosas, P., Fairhurst, D., Vangala, A., Perrie, Y. and McHale, G.
Publisher: Elsevier (not including Cell Press)
Date: 2008
Volume: 193
Number: 2
ISSN: 1090-7807
Identifiers:
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10.1016/j.jmr.2008.04.025DOI
Rights: Copyright © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 09:48
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:11
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3015

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