Viscoelasticity in Achilles tendonopathy: quantitative assessment by using real-time shear-wave elastography.

@article{Aubry2015ViscoelasticityIA,
  title={Viscoelasticity in Achilles tendonopathy: quantitative assessment by using real-time shear-wave elastography.},
  author={S{\'e}bastien Aubry and Jean-Philippe Nueffer and Micka{\"e}l Tanter and Fabio Becce and C. Christian Vidal and Fabrice Michel},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={274 3},
  pages={821-9}
}
PURPOSE To investigate the differences in viscoelastic properties between normal and pathologic Achilles tendons (ATs) by using real-time shear-wave elastography (SWE). MATERIALS AND METHODS The institutional review board approved this study, and written informed consent was obtained from 25 symptomatic patients and 80 volunteers. One hundred eighty ultrasonographic (US) and SWE studies of ATs without tendonopathy and 30 studies of the middle portion of the AT in patients with tendonopathy… CONTINUE READING