Vascular elastography: a validation study.

  title={Vascular elastography: a validation study.},
  author={Richard G. P. Lopata and Mathijs F J Peters and Jan F. M. A. Nijs and Cees W. J. Oomens and Marcel C. M. Rutten and Frans N. van De Vosse},
  journal={Ultrasound in medicine & biology},
  volume={40 8},
Vascular elastography techniques are promising tools for mechanical characterization of diseased arteries. These techniques are usually validated with simulations or phantoms or by comparing results with histology or other imaging modalities. In the study described here, vascular elastography was applied to porcine aortas in vitro during inflation testing (n = 10) and results were compared with those of standard bi-axial tensile testing, a technique that directly measures the force applied to… CONTINUE READING