Myocardial elastography--a feasibility study in vivo.

  title={Myocardial elastography--a feasibility study in vivo.},
  author={Elisa E. Konofagou and Jan D'hooge and Jonathan Ophir},
  journal={Ultrasound in medicine & biology},
  volume={28 4},
Early detection of cardiovascular diseases has been a very active research area in the medical imaging field. Assessment of the local and global mechanical functions is one of the major goals of accurate diagnosis. In this study, we investigated the feasibility of elastography for estimation and imaging of the local cardiac muscle displacement and strain in a human heart in vivo. In its noninvasive applications, elastography has been typically used to determine local tissue strain through the… CONTINUE READING