Imaging the biomechanical properties of tissues: from bench to bedside
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In the last 20 years there has been great progress towards the goal of real-time imaging of the hidden biomechanical properties of tissue. A proliferation of techniques that employ subtle tissue motion while imaging with ultrasound or MRI have been developed. Some of these are now being tested in world-wide clinical trials, and are available as research options on commercial scanning equipment. This lecture will provide an overview of the major technical approaches and their clinical applications. Finally, a forecast of future developments is given.
Kevin J. Parker, Ph.D. is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Radiology at the University of Rochester, USA. He is one of the pioneers in the development of “sono-elastography”.