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Acoustic and elastic imaging to model disease-induced changes in soft tissue structure

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Ultrasonic techniques are presented for the study of soft biological tissue structure and function. Changes in echo waveforms caused by microscopic variations in the elastic properties of tissue can reveal disease mechanism, in vivo. On a larger scale, elasticity imaging describes the macroscopic elastic properties of soft tissues. We present an analysis framework and preliminary results for studying disease-induced changes in soft tissue using these two acoustic techniques to investigate structural changes at different scales.

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  • Acoustic Impedance
  • Glass Sphere
  • Strain Image
  • Graphite Fiber
  • Backscatter Coefficient

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Chaturvedi, P., Insana, M.F., Hall, T.J. (1997). Acoustic and elastic imaging to model disease-induced changes in soft tissue structure. In: Duncan, J., Gindi, G. (eds) Information Processing in Medical Imaging. IPMI 1997. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 1230. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-63046-5_4

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