Technique for Visualization of Anisotropy of Biomedical Tissue by Shear Wave Acoustic Microscopy

  • B. R. TittmannEmail author
  • C. Miyasaka
  • E.Y. Maeva
  • R.Gr. Maev
Conference paper
Part of the Acoustical Imaging book series (ACIM, volume 30)


The motivation for this work is the improvement in discrimination between anomalous biological tissue vis-à-vis normal tissue. When ultrasonically visualizing tissue surrounding a cancerous portion it is useful for medical diagnosis when the portion has a different contrast in the image. The cancer tends to grow with its own direction typically different from normal tissue. Therefore, if we could ultrasonically visualize both isotropy and anisotropy of the tissue, the cancerous tissue may be discriminated from the normal tissue.


Acoustic microscopy Anisotropy Shear waves Polarized shear wave transducer Tissue Cancer 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. R. Tittmann
    • 1
    Email author
  • C. Miyasaka
    • 1
  • E.Y. Maeva
    • 2
  • R.Gr. Maev
    • 3
  1. 1.The Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  2. 2.The Institute for Diagnostic Imaging Research, University of WindsorWindsorCanada
  3. 3.Chrysler/NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Applied Solid State Physics and Material Characterization, The Institute for Diagnostic Imaging Research, University of WindsorWindsorCanada

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