Biomechanics of the Gastrointestinal Tract

New Perspectives in Motility Research and Diagnostics

  • Hans¬†Gregersen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Hans Gregersen
    Pages 1-10
  3. Hans Gregersen
    Pages 45-71
  4. Hans Gregersen
    Pages 73-135
  5. Hans Gregersen
    Pages 261-262
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 263-268

About this book


Biomechanics of the Gastrointestinal Tract is an up-to-date book for researchers on the study of the mechanical properties and the motor system of the gastrointestinal tract. A well-illustrated book, it provides a comprehensive overview to relevant tissue geometry, morphology and biomechanical theory. Separate chapters cover smooth muscle and nerve function including the application to animal and human studies of motility, symptoms and pain, determination of the true resting state, history-dependent properties, and tissue remodelling in disease. Several methods and diagnostic applications such as determination of in vivo length-tension diagrams and multimodal pain testing are completely new but will undoubtedly be used by many in the future. New non-invasive imaging techniques based on ultrasound, MR- and CT-scanning in combination with balloon distension are emerging as the techniques for future in vivo studies.


Biomechanics Diagnostics Gastroenterology Gastrointestinal Tract Motility imaging techniques smooth muscle tissue ultrasound

Authors and affiliations

  • Hans¬†Gregersen
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Sensory-Motor Interaction, Laboratory for Gastrointestinal Biomechanics and Sensory-Motor Funtion, Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Aalborg HospitalAalborg UniversityDenmark

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