Next Article in Journal
Differential Diffusivity Effects in Reactive Convective Dissolution
Next Article in Special Issue
Symmetry Approach in the Evaluation of the Effect of Boundary Proximity on Oscillation of Gas Bubbles
Previous Article in Journal
Quasi-Steady versus Navier–Stokes Solutions of Flapping Wing Aerodynamics
Previous Article in Special Issue
Microbubble-Mediated Delivery for Cancer Therapy
Open AccessReview

On the Behaviour of Living Cells under the Influence of Ultrasound

School of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 1 Jan Smuts Laan, 2050 Braamfontein, South Africa
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Fluids 2018, 3(4), 82; https://doi.org/10.3390/fluids3040082
Received: 19 September 2018 / Revised: 11 October 2018 / Accepted: 22 October 2018 / Published: 26 October 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Bubble Acoustics)
Medical ultrasound technology is available, affordable, and non-invasive. It is used to detect, quantify, and heat tissue structures. This review article gives a concise overview of the types of behaviour that biological cells experience under the influence of ultrasound only, i.e., without the presence of microbubbles. The phenomena are discussed from a physics and engineering perspective. They include proliferation, translation, apoptosis, lysis, transient membrane permeation, and oscillation. The ultimate goal of cellular acoustics is the detection, quantification, manipulation and eradication of individual cells. View Full-Text
Keywords: cellular acoustics; ultrasound-induced lysis; acoustic microparticle manipulation; ultrasound-induced cell translation; micro-acoustics; non-bubble-assisted sonoporation cellular acoustics; ultrasound-induced lysis; acoustic microparticle manipulation; ultrasound-induced cell translation; micro-acoustics; non-bubble-assisted sonoporation
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Rubin, D.M.; Anderton, N.; Smalberger, C.; Polliack, J.; Nathan, M.; Postema, M. On the Behaviour of Living Cells under the Influence of Ultrasound. Fluids 2018, 3, 82.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop