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Viscoelastic Behavior of Tissues and Implant Materials: Estimation of the Elastic Modulus and Viscous Contribution Using Optical Coherence Tomography and Vibrational Analysis

  title={Viscoelastic Behavior of Tissues and Implant Materials: Estimation of the Elastic Modulus and Viscous Contribution Using Optical Coherence Tomography and Vibrational Analysis},
  author={Ruchit G. Shah and Frederick H. Silver},
Recently, we have reported use of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and vibrational analysis to determine the resonant frequency of a material from which the moduli of decellularized dermis, pig skin, silicone rubber and chemically modified dermis were calculated. In this paper, we present data on viscoelastic mechanical properties of extracellular matrices and silicone rubber at frequencies above and below the resonant frequency. The results reported suggest that measurement of the modulus at… 

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