Freehand real-time elastography: impact of scanning parameters on image quality and in vitro intra- and interobserver validations.

@article{Havre2008FreehandRE,
  title={Freehand real-time elastography: impact of scanning parameters on image quality and in vitro intra- and interobserver validations.},
  author={Roald Flesland Havre and Erlend Elde and Odd Helge Gilja and Svein Odegaard and Geir Egil Eide and Knut Matre and Lars Birger Nesje},
  journal={Ultrasound in medicine & biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={34 10},
  pages={1638-50}
}
Real-time elastography is a method for visualization of the elastic properties of soft tissue and may potentially enable differentiation between malignant and benign pathologic lesions. Our aim was to validate the method on a tissue-mimicking (TM) phantom and to evaluate the influence of different scanning parameters and investigator variability. A TM-phantom containing eight spherical inclusions with known storage modulus was examined using two different transducers on an ultrasound (US… CONTINUE READING