Biological factors affecting shear wave speed measurements in the Rhesus macaque non-pregnant cervix

Abstract

We are studying shear wave speed (SWS) as a biomarker to detect abnormal cervical softening that could lead to spontaneous preterm birth. Elucidating factors affecting the stiffness of the in vivo non-pregnant (NP) cervix is the first step to understand the pregnant cervix. Animal models with anatomy and physiology akin to humans, such as the Rhesus macaque… (More)

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@article{RosadoMndez2017BiologicalFA, title={Biological factors affecting shear wave speed measurements in the Rhesus macaque non-pregnant cervix}, author={Iv{\'a}n Rosado-M{\'e}ndez and Lindsey Carlson Drehfal and Andrew P. Santoso and Quinton W. Guerrero and Mark Palmeri and Helen M Feltovich and Timothy J. Hall}, journal={2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS)}, year={2017}, pages={1-1} }