Heiko Tzschätzsch

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Elastography of the liver for the non-invasive diagnosis of hepatic fibrosis is an established method. However, investigations of obese patients or patients with ascites are often limited by small and superficial elastographic windows. Therefore, multifrequency time-harmonic elastography (THE) based on time-resolved A-line ultrasound has recently been(More)
Vibration synchronized magnetic resonance imaging of harmonically oscillating tissue interfaces is proposed for cardiac magnetic resonance elastography. The new approach exploits cardiac triggered cine imaging synchronized with extrinsic harmonic stimulation (f = 22.83 Hz) to display oscillatory tissue deformations in magnitude images. Oscillations are(More)
Palpation is one of the most sensitive, effective diagnostic practices, motivating the quantitative and spatially resolved determination of soft tissue elasticity parameters by medical ultrasound or MRI. However, this so-called elastography often suffers from limited anatomical resolution due to noise and insufficient elastic deformation, currently(More)
Elastography is capable of noninvasively detecting hepatic fibrosis by imposing mechanical stress and measuring the viscoelastic response in the liver. Magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) relies on time-harmonic vibrations, while most dynamic ultrasound elastography methods employ transient stimulation methods. This study attempts to benefit from the(More)
The objective of this study was to test the feasibility and reproducibility of in vivo high-resolution mechanical imaging of the asymptomatic human kidney. Hereby nine volunteers were examined at three different physiological states of urinary bladder filling (a normal state, urinary urgency, and immediately after urinary relief). Mechanical imaging was(More)
Time harmonic elastography is introduced as a modality for assessing myocardial elasticity changes during the cardiac cycle. It is based on external stimulation and real-time analysis of 30-Hz harmonic shear waves in axial direction of a parasternal line of sight through the lateral heart wall. In 20 healthy volunteers, the externally induced waves showed(More)
We investigated the correlation between hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) and liver shear wave speed (SWS) measured by multi-frequency time-harmonic ultrasound elastography (THE) before and after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) implantation. Ten patients with ascites, cirrhotic liver disease and portal hypertension were(More)
OBJECTIVES Liver stiffness increases after intake of food or water, suggesting that hepatic venous blood flow affects the results of elastographic measurements. This study investigated the correlation between in vivo liver stiffness and hepatic blood flow using the Valsalva maneuver for reducing intrahepatic venous blood flow. METHODS Intrahepatic changes(More)