Biological factors affecting shear wave speed measurements in the Rhesus macaque non-pregnant cervix

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Conference Paper

© 2017 IEEE. We are studying shear wave speed (SWS) as a biomarker to detect abnormal cervical softening that could lead to spontaneous preterm birth. Elucidating factors affecting the stiffness of the in vivo non-pregnant (NP) cervix is the first step to understand the pregnant cervix. Animal models with anatomy and physiology akin to humans, such as the Rhesus macaque, can help achieve this task. Here we investigate biological and experimental factors affecting SWS estimates in the in vivo Rhesus macaque NP cervix.

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Cited Authors

  • Rosado-Mendez, IM; Drehfal, LC; Santoso, AP; Guerrero, QW; Palmeri, ML; Feltovich, H; Hall, TJ

Published Date

  • October 31, 2017

Published In

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1948-5727

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1948-5719

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781538633830

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/ULTSYM.2017.8092031

Citation Source

  • Scopus