Shear Wave Elastography and Strain Elastography: a Study on a Phantom

  • Bartłomiej PycińskiEmail author
  • Jan Juszczyk
  • Rafał Obuchowicz
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 623)


In this paper we present a preliminary comparative study of two types of ultrasound elastography techniques – Strain Elastography and Shear Wave Elastography. The latter is a novel method which create a quantitative 2D map of the tissue stiffness. The map is presented in absolute units (kPa). We proposed the layer-build tissue-mimicking phantom to ensure repeatability of tests for both devices. The obtained results confirms advantages of ShearWave Elastography over Strain Elastography.


ShearWave Elastography Strain Elastography Ultrasonography Phantom study 


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This research is founded by Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering grant No. BKM-507/RIB1/2017.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bartłomiej Pyciński
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jan Juszczyk
    • 1
  • Rafał Obuchowicz
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Biomedical EngineeringSilesian University of TechnologyZabrzePoland
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyCollegium Medicum, Jagiellonian UniversityCracowPoland

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