Molecular Imaging Lab
Dr. Lindner leads a laboratory group that studies molecular imaging of inflammation, ischemia, and angiogenesis with site targeted ultrasound contrast agents; drug and gene delivery with ultrasound; and microvascular physiology at the capillary level.
Myocardial Contrast Echocardiography
MCE uses microbubbles as contrast agents that scatter ultrasound waves during their transit through the coronary microcirculation. The microbubbles, which are made of insoluble, high-molecular weight gases and are about the size of a red blood cell, are injected into a vein and flow with the blood into the heart through the coronary arteries. The signal or - backscatter - produced by the bubbles can be detected and measured, telling doctors the velocity of blood flowing through the heart.