Elastography is relatively a new diagnostic modality that is being used
in the field of medicine. There are 2 basic types of elastography techniques; strain
elastography and shear-wave elastography. This review details the principle, its
applications and draws differences between the two imaging modalities. Literature
from PubMed was searched within the year 2015 only, that contain the search
terms ‘strain elastography’ and ‘shear wave elastography’ individually. Articles
were carefully selected that must cover at least one application of Liver, Breast,
Thyroid, Gastrointestinal tract, Prostate and Musculoskeletal. This review opens a
new insight into comparative studies for strain elastography and shear wave elastography
techniques, as limited data is available as how these two imaging diagnostic
modalities behave under same circumstances.
Keywords: Elastography applications, elastography, shear-wave, strain, ultrasound.
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