Challenging the in-vivo assessment of biomechanical properties of the uterine cervix: A critical analysis of ultrasound based quasi-static procedures.

@article{Maurer2015ChallengingTI,
  title={Challenging the in-vivo assessment of biomechanical properties of the uterine cervix: A critical analysis of ultrasound based quasi-static procedures.},
  author={Manfred M. Maurer and Sabrina Badir and Marco Pensalfini and Michael Bajka and P Abitabile and Roland Zimmermann and Edoardo Mazza},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  year={2015},
  volume={48 9},
  pages={1541-8}
}
Measuring the stiffness of the uterine cervix might be useful in the prediction of preterm delivery, a still unsolved health issue of global dimensions. Recently, a number of clinical studies have addressed this topic, proposing quantitative methods for the assessment of the mechanical properties of the cervix. Quasi-static elastography, maximum compressibility using ultrasound and aspiration tests have been applied for this purpose. The results obtained with the different methods seem to… CONTINUE READING