Real-Time Elastography of the Prostate

@inproceedings{Junker2014RealTimeEO,
  title={Real-Time Elastography of the Prostate},
  author={Daniel Junker and Tobias De Zordo and Michael Quentin and Michael Ladurner and Jasmin Bektic and W. Horniger and Werner Rudolf Jaschke and Friedrich Aigner},
  booktitle={BioMed research international},
  year={2014}
}
Palpation of organs is one of the oldest clinical examination techniques, for instance, if you think of the palpation of the breast or the digital rectal examination of the prostate, where hard palpable regions are suspicious for cancer. This is the basic principle of real-time elastography, an ultrasound technique, which is able to visualise tissue elasticity. Since prostate cancer features an increased stiffness due to the higher cell and vessel density than the normal surrounding tissue… CONTINUE READING

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