Sono-Elasticity: Medical Elasticity Images Derived from Ultrasound Signals in Mechanically Vibrated Targets

@inproceedings{Lerner1988SonoElasticityME,
  title={Sono-Elasticity: Medical Elasticity Images Derived from Ultrasound Signals in Mechanically Vibrated Targets},
  author={Robert M. Lerner and Kevin J. Parker and Jarle Holen and Raymond Gramiak and Robert C. Waag},
  year={1988}
}
Cancers of the prostate have traditionally been detected by digital palpation which identifies increased stiffness (modulus of elasticity, hardness) of the abnormal tissue. Gray-scale ultrasound is insensitive to stiffness as an imaging parameter and often fails to reveal the extent or existence of a prostate cancer. Recent developments in technology and understanding have improved the diagnostic efficacy of transrectal ultrasound for detection of early prostate cancer, but even when coupled… 
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