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Table 1 Properties of the contrast agents

From: Visualization of multimodal polymer-shelled contrast agents using ultrasound contrast sequences: an experimental study in a tissue mimicking flow phantom

Type of CA Shell material Gas composition
Plain PVA Polymer Air
PVA Type A Polymer + SPION Air
PVA Type B Polymer + SPION Air
SonoVue® Phospholipid Sulfur hexafluoride
  1. PVA = polyvinyl alcohol, CA = contrast agent, SPION = superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles.