Assessment of neck tissue fibrosis using an ultrasound palpation system: A feasibility study

@article{Zheng2000AssessmentON,
  title={Assessment of neck tissue fibrosis using an ultrasound palpation system: A feasibility study},
  author={Yong Ping Zheng and Sing-fai Leung and Prof. A. F. T. Mak},
  journal={Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing},
  year={2000},
  volume={38},
  pages={497-502}
}
Fibrotic change in the soft tissue of the neck is a common side-effect after radiotherapy treatment for cancers of the head and neck region. The development of a quantitative approach for the assessment of neck tissue stiffness using an ultrasound palpation system (UPS) is reported. A testing protocol was established with the participation of eight normal subjects and four patients who had neck fibrosis after previous radiotherapy to the neck. Six reference sites were assessed on each side of… CONTINUE READING