Pulsed ultrasound and the hyperbarically exposed mouse fetus

S. Z. Child, D. Hoffman, S. Norton, E. L. Carstensen, C. Cox, A. H. Gates

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Abstract

To enhance the likelihood of cavitation, pregnant mice were subjected to hyperbaric conditions and quickly returned to atmospheric pressure. Following this treatment, they were exposed to spatial average, pulse average intensities of 100 W/cm2 (2.2-MHz, 20-μs pulses with a duty cycle of 1 1000 or a temporal average spatial average intensity of 0.1 W/cm2). Fetal weights, deaths and malformations were scored. No statistically significant effects were observed in the offspring.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)367-371
Number of pages5
JournalUltrasound in Medicine and Biology
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bioeffect
  • Fetus
  • Hyperbaric
  • Mouse
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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