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Chris Arena, Ph.D.

Biomedical Engineering


Virginia Tech – Biomedical Engineering


Paul Dayton, Ph.D.


Dr. Arena is Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics at Virginia Tech, in Blacksburg, VA.


Spring 2015

  • Biomedical Imaging and Devices, Department of Chemical, Biological, and BioEngineering, North Carolina A&T State University.


  • Fix SM- Novell A- Yun Y- Dayton PA- Arena CB. An evaluation of the sonoporation potential of low-boiling point phase-change ultrasound contrast agents in vitro.. Journal of therapeutic ultrasound. 2017;5:7
  • Novel A, Arena CB, Oralkan O, & Dayton PA. 2016. Wideband acoustic activation and detection of droplet vaporization events using a capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducer. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 60(8): 3111. PMCID: in process
  • Porter TR, Arena C, Sayyed S, High RR, Xie F, Dayton PA. Targeted Transthoracic Acoustic Activation of Systemically Administered Nanodroplets to Detect Myocardial Perfusion Abnormalities.. Circulation. Cardiovascular imaging. 2016 Jan;9(1). pmc-id: PMC4697280
  • Novell A, Arena CB, Kasoji S, Dayton PA.(2015) Optimization of multi-pulse sequences for nonlinear contrast agent imaging using a cMUT array. Phys Med Biol. 2015 Apr 21;60(8):3111-27.
  • Sheeran PS, Rojas JD, Puett C, Hjelmquist J, Arena CB, Dayton PA.(2015) Contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging and in vivo circulatory kinetics with low-boiling-point nanoscale phase-change perfluorocarbon agents. Ultrasound Med Biol. Mar;41(3):814-31.
  • Arena, CB, Novell A, Sheeran PS, Puett, C, Moyer LC, and Dayton PA. 2015. Dual-frequency acoustic droplet vaporization detection for medical imaging. IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferroelectr Freg Control. 62(9): 1623-33. PMCID in process