Sevan Goenezen

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We establish the feasibility of imaging the linear and nonlinear elastic properties of soft tissue using ultrasound. We report results for breast tissue where it is conjectured that these properties may be used to discern malignant tumors from benign tumors. We consider and compare three different quantities that describe nonlinear behavior, including the(More)
We reconstruct the in vivo spatial distribution of linear and nonlinear elastic parameters in ten patients with benign (five) and malignant (five) tumors. The mechanical behavior of breast tissue is represented by a modified Veronda-Westmann model with one linear and one nonlinear elastic parameter. The spatial distribution of these elastic parameters is(More)
We have recently developed and tested an efficient algorithm for solving the nonlinear inverse elasticity problem for a compressible hyperelastic material. The data for this problem are the quasi-static deformation fields within the solid measured at two distinct overall strain levels. The main ingredients of our algorithm are a gradient based quasi-Newton(More)
We report a summary of recent developments and current status of our team's efforts to image and quantify in vivo nonlinear strain and tissue mechanical properties. Our work is guided by a focus on applications to cancer diagnosis and treatment using clinical ultrasound imaging and quasi-static tissue deformations. We review our recent developments in(More)
We present a non-destructive approach to sense inclusion objects embedded in a solid medium remotely from force sensors applied to the medium and boundary displacements that could be measured via a digital image correlation system using a set of cameras. We provide a rationale and strategy to uniquely identify the heterogeneous sample composition based on(More)
Quasi-static elasticity imaging can improve diagnosis and detection of diseases that affect the mechanical behavior of tissue. In this methodology, images of the shear modulus of the tissue are reconstructed from the measured displacement field. This is accomplished by seeking the spatial distribution of mechanical properties that minimizes the difference(More)
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