Juvenal Ormachea

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Elasticity imaging can be understood as the intersection of the study of biomechanical properties, imaging sciences, and physics. It was mainly motivated by the fact that pathological tissue presents an increased stiffness when compared to surrounding normal tissue. In the last two decades, research on elasticity imaging has been an international and(More)
The placenta is the critical interface between the mother and the developing fetus and is essential for survival and growth. Despite the widespread use of ultrasound imaging and Doppler in obstetrics and gynecology and the recent growth of elastographic technologies, little is known about the biomechanical (elastic shear wave) properties of the placenta and(More)
A novel method for estimating the shear wave speed from crawling waves based on the amplitude modulation-frequency modulation model is proposed. Our method consists of a two-step approach for estimating the stiffness parameter at the central region of the material of interest. First, narrowband signals are isolated in the time dimension to recover the(More)
Sonoelastography is an ultrasonic technique that provides qualitative and quantitative images of tissue elasticity. Even though the Kasai variance estimator is a key part of the sonoelastographic image formation, there are no studies that demonstrate that its performance using discrete time signals and finite sized ensemble lengths is optimal. In this work,(More)
Elastography provides tissue stiffness information that attempts to characterize the elastic properties of tissue. However, there is still limited literature comparing elastographic modalities for tissue characterization. This study focuses on two quantitative techniques using different vibration sources that have not been compared to date: crawling wave(More)
The frequency dependent behavior of tissue stiffness and the dispersion of shear waves in tissue can be measured in a number of ways, using integrated imaging systems. The microchannel flow model, which considers the effects of fluid flow in the branching vasculature and microchannels of soft tissues, makes specific predictions about the nature of(More)
Crawling wave sonoelastography enables the measurement of viscoelastic properties of soft tissue. Recently, the dominant component analysis AM-FM method was proposed for modeling non-stationary patterns in crawling wave sonoelastography to locally estimate their shear wave speed. Although evaluations show consistent results for homogeneous and inhomogeneous(More)
A number of shear wave speed estimators have been developed for crawling wave sonoelastography. In this study, a new low-cost estimator based on spatial wavelength averaging along the slow-time domain is presented while assessing its performance through gelatin-based inclusion and homogeneous phantoms. Results showed favorable estimation mean accuracy(More)
The determination of shear wave speed is an important subject in the field of elastography, since elevated shear wave speeds can be directly linked to increased stiffness of tissues. MRI and ultrasound scanners are frequently used to detect shear waves and a variety of estimators are applied to calculate the underlying shear wave speed. The estimators can(More)
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