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Elastography: A Method for Imaging the Elastic Properties of Tissue in vivo

  • J. Ophir
  • I. Cespedes
  • N. Maklad
  • H. Ponnekanti

Abstract

The medical motivations for looking into imaging of tissue elasticity are listed below:
  • 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.

Keywords

Elastic Property External Excitation Tissue Elasticity Original Length Diagnostic Imaging Modality 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© Springer Japan 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Ophir
  • I. Cespedes
  • N. Maklad
  • H. Ponnekanti

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