Microscopic Measurement of Three-Dimensional Distribution of Tissue Viscoelasticity
According to recent development of practical system for tissue elasticity imaging, it is required to elucidate the quantitative relationship between diseases and parameters about tissue elasticity and viscosity to diagnose the stage of disease progression and differentiate malignant from benign precisely. From this viewpoint, we are investigating on development of a three-dimensional tissue viscoelasticity microscope for accumulating quantitative data on mechanical properties of tissues. In this study primary system was constituted and its basic performance was evaluated using tissue phantom.
Key wordsTissue characterization Ultrasound microscope Elastic modulus Viscoelasticity
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