Eli E. W. Van Houten

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Magnetic resonance elastography can be limited by the computationally intensive nonlinear inversion schemes that are sometimes employed to estimate shear modulus from externally induced internal tissue displacements. Consequently, we have developed a parallelized partial volume reconstruction approach to overcome this limitation. In this paper, we report(More)
A Rayleigh damping model applied to magnetic resonance elastography incorporates attenuation behavior proportionally related to both elastic and inertial forces, and allows two damping parameters to be extracted from an MRI motion dataset. Under time-harmonic conditions, the model can be implemented by the use of complex shear modulus and density, whereas(More)
We describe an efficient gradient computation for solving inverse problems arising in magnetic resonance elastography (MRE). The algorithm can be considered as a generalized 'adjoint method' based on a Lagrangian formulation. One requirement for the classic adjoint method is assurance of the self-adjoint property of the stiffness matrix in the elasticity(More)
Tissue displacements required for mechanical property reconstruction in magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) are acquired in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner, therefore, anatomical information is available from other imaging sequences. Despite its availability, few attempts to incorporate prior spatial information in the MRE reconstruction(More)
A reconstruction process featuring full parameterization of the three dimensional, time-harmonic equations of linear elasticity is developed and reconstructed property images are presented from simulation-based investigation. While interesting in its own right through the potential for increased adaptability of these reconstructive elastic imaging(More)
The application of a surface motion error based elasticity estimation method to hard and soft silicone phantom data is presented. Steady-state harmonic surface motion was measured at a limited number of measurement sites, and fitted with an ideal damped motion path. A finite element (FE) model was used to simulate phantom motion at a range of modulus and(More)
Results from the application of three nonlinear stiffness reconstruction algorithms to two simple cylindrical geometries are presented in this paper. Finite-element simulated harmonic motion data with added noise were initially used to represent a measured surface displacement dataset for each geometry. This motion was used as input to gradient-descent,(More)
Digital image-based elasto-tomography (DIET) is an emerging method for non-invasive breast cancer screening. Effective clinical application of the DIET system requires highly accurate motion tracking of the surface of an actuated breast with minimal computation. Normalized cross correlation (NCC) is the most robust correlation measure for determining(More)
Results from the application of a Digital Image Elasto-Tomography (DIET) system to elasticity distribution estimation in heterogeneous phantoms are presented. Two simple phantoms comprising distinct hard and soft regions were created from silicone, with harmonic surface motion data captured using a steady-state stereo imaging setup. A two-parameter approach(More)
Magnetic resonance poroelastography (MRPE) is introduced as an alternative to single-phase model-based elastographic reconstruction methods. A 3-D finite element poroelastic inversion algorithm was developed to recover the mechanical properties of fluid-saturated tissues. The performance of this algorithm was assessed through a variety of numerical(More)