Elastography: A Method for Imaging the Elastic Properties of Tissue in vivo
In many cases, a relationship exists between the presence of pathology and the palpable elastic properties of the tissue (e.g. breast, prostate, liver);
Many breast and prostate cancers are routinely detected by palpation. Such cancers may or may not be seen by ultrasonic imaging;
Detection by palpation is limited to relatively large, proximal hard nodules;
Information contained in images of tissue elasticity cannot be obtained from any other diagnostic imaging modality.
KeywordsElastic Property External Excitation Tissue Elasticity Original Length Diagnostic Imaging Modality
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