Academy of Medical Engineering and Translational Medicine, Tianjin University, 300072, Tianjin, China; Tianjin Key Laboratory of Brain Science and Neural Engineering, Tianjin University, 300072, Tianjin, China. Electronic address: [Email]
Ultrasound associated with ultrasound contrast agents has witnessed ever-growing innovations and applications for disease-targeted diagnosis and therapy. With these state-of-the-art technologies, brand-new invasive or minimally invasive treatments are on the way to be clinically translated. This mini-review focuses on the ultrasound and ultrasound-related micro/nanobubbles as multifunctional agents for drug/gene delivery and multi-modality treatments, e.g. photodynamic, sonodynamic and photothermal therapies in a precise and visualized manner.