The Cellular Bioeffects of Low Intensity Ultrasound
Author: Martin, Eleanor
Source: Ultrasound, Volume 17, Number 4, November 2009 , pp. 214-219(6)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
A wide range of non?lethal cellular effects of low intensity ultrasound have been demonstrated in the literature. In order to utilise these effects therapeutically, the underlying interaction mechanisms of ultrasound with cells, and the cellular processes involved in these interactions must be understood. This article reviews recent work on cellular bioeffects using both cell culture and in vivo animal models. We also discuss our current understanding of cellular effects and processes involved in thermosensing and mechanosensing.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: School of Physics, University of Exeter, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QL, UK
Publication date: 2009-11-01