The Evolution of Vibration Sonoelastography

Author(s): Kevin J. Parker.

Journal Name: Current Medical Imaging

Volume 7 , Issue 4 , 2011

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Abstract:

The field of imaging the elastic properties of tissue has grown to an impressive variety of techniques and applications, some of which are currently in clinical trials. This review focuses on the specific role of vibration sonoelastography, beginning with the first images of tissue “hardness”, through the development of real time scanning techniques, 3D reconstructions, and applications to major disease categories, especially the detection of prostate cancer.

Keywords: Vibration elastography, shear waves, tissue stiffness, hardness, biomechanics, imaging elastic properties of tissue, sinusoidal shear waves, diagnosis, cancer detection

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VOLUME: 7
ISSUE: 4
Year: 2011
Page: [283 - 291]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/157340511798038675
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