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Acoustic radiation force impulse imaging: EX vivo and in vivo demonstration of transient shear wave propagation

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Nightingale, K; Stutz, D; Bentley, R; Trahey, G
Published in: Proceedings - International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging
January 1, 2002

Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI) imaging utilizes brief, high energy, focused acoustic pulses to generate radiation force in remote locations in tissue, and conventional diagnostic ultrasound methods to detect the resulting tissue displacements in order to provide information about the mechanical properties of tissue. Tissue displacement magnitude is inversely related to local tissue stiffness, and the temporal response of the tissue is related to its viscosity. In addition, ARFI imaging allows visualization of the transient shear waves generated by the impulsive radiation force, whose propagation velocity and attenuation reflect the local tissue properties. ARFI imaging is implemented on a modified Siemens Elegra scanner with a 7.5 MHz linear array transducer using radiation force application times ranging from 03 to 1 msec. Good correlation is observed between the matched pathology, B-mode, and ARFI images of ex vivo breast and cervical tissues. ARFI image representation of tissue stiffness is consistent with manual palpation. In addition, localized radiation force induced shear wave propagation is visualized by ARFI imaging in phantoms, ex vivo breast tissue, and in vivo abdominal tissue. Shear wave speeds ranging from 1 to 5 m/s are observed in abdominal tissue in vivo. These results suggest that ARFI imaging holds clinical promise.

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Proceedings - International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging

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1945-8452

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1945-7928

ISBN

078037584X

Publication Date

January 1, 2002

Volume

2002-January

Start / End Page

525 / 528
 

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Nightingale, K., Stutz, D., Bentley, R., & Trahey, G. (2002). Acoustic radiation force impulse imaging: EX vivo and in vivo demonstration of transient shear wave propagation. In Proceedings - International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (Vol. 2002-January, pp. 525–528). https://doi.org/10.1109/ISBI.2002.1029310
Nightingale, K., D. Stutz, R. Bentley, and G. Trahey. “Acoustic radiation force impulse imaging: EX vivo and in vivo demonstration of transient shear wave propagation.” In Proceedings - International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, 2002-January:525–28, 2002. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISBI.2002.1029310.
Nightingale K, Stutz D, Bentley R, Trahey G. Acoustic radiation force impulse imaging: EX vivo and in vivo demonstration of transient shear wave propagation. In: Proceedings - International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging. 2002. p. 525–8.
Nightingale, K., et al. “Acoustic radiation force impulse imaging: EX vivo and in vivo demonstration of transient shear wave propagation.” Proceedings - International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, vol. 2002-January, 2002, pp. 525–28. Scopus, doi:10.1109/ISBI.2002.1029310.
Nightingale K, Stutz D, Bentley R, Trahey G. Acoustic radiation force impulse imaging: EX vivo and in vivo demonstration of transient shear wave propagation. Proceedings - International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging. 2002. p. 525–528.

Published In

Proceedings - International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging

DOI

EISSN

1945-8452

ISSN

1945-7928

ISBN

078037584X

Publication Date

January 1, 2002

Volume

2002-January

Start / End Page

525 / 528