Force-controlled ultrasound robot for consistent tissue pre-loading: Implications for acoustic radiation force elasticity imaging

@article{Bell2014ForcecontrolledUR,
  title={Force-controlled ultrasound robot for consistent tissue pre-loading: Implications for acoustic radiation force elasticity imaging},
  author={Muyinatu A. Lediju Bell and H. Tutkun Sen and Iulian Iordachita and Peter Kazanzides},
  journal={5th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics},
  year={2014},
  pages={259-264}
}
Acoustic radiation force (ARF)-based measurements of tissue elasticity require transmission of an acoustic pulse and ultrasound image-based tracking of the resulting tissue displacements. This technique provides diagnostic information about various disease states of tissue. One limitation, however, is the dependency on applied probe pressure, which is… CONTINUE READING