Validation of Ultrasound Elastography Imaging for Nondestructive Characterization of Stiffer Biomaterials

@article{Zhou2015ValidationOU,
  title={Validation of Ultrasound Elastography Imaging for Nondestructive Characterization of Stiffer Biomaterials},
  author={Haoyan Zhou and Monika Goss and Christopher L Hernandez and Joseph M. Mansour and Agata Exner},
  journal={Annals of Biomedical Engineering},
  year={2015},
  volume={44},
  pages={1515-1523}
}
Ultrasound elastography (UE) has been widely used as a “digital palpation” tool to characterize tissue mechanical properties in the clinic. UE benefits from the capability of noninvasively generating 2-D elasticity encoded maps. This spatial distribution of elasticity can be especially useful in the in vivo assessment of tissue engineering scaffolds and implantable drug delivery platforms. However, the detection limitations have not been fully characterized and thus its true potential has not… CONTINUE READING