Dynamic ultrasound imaging of cervical spine intervertebral discs

Conference Paper

Ultrasound can provide a non-invasive quantitative tool to image acute and chronic cervical spine injury and disease. Our work demonstrates that ultrasound is able to quantify intervertebral disc(IVD) deformation of cervical spine functional spine units' at an accuracy of ±0.148 mm during applied spine motions at frequencies <6 HZ using current clinical ultrasound devices. Using clinical ultrasound, we demonstrated that when a subject wears a standard issue military helmet while performing activities such as jumping from a height, a larger fraction of the compressive impulse is transmitted to the C4-C5 and C5-C6 IVDs compared to when the individual is not wearing the helmet. © 2013 IEEE.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zheng, M; Shiuan, K; Masoudi, A; Buckland, D; Szabo, T; Snyder, B

Published Date

  • December 1, 2013

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 836 - 839

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1948-5727

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1948-5719

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781467356862

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/ULTSYM.2013.0215

Citation Source

  • Scopus