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Author Lindop, Joel Edward
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Elasticity Image ♦ Elasticity Imaging Using Freehand Ultrasound ♦ Strain Imaging ♦ Human Body ♦ Freehand Scanning ♦ Conventional Form ♦ Isummary Medical Imaging ♦ Stiff Lump ♦ Mechanical Property ♦ Breast Cancer ♦ Magnetic Resonance Imaging ♦ Ultrasound Probe ♦ Quasistatic Deformation ♦ Imaged Property ♦ Multiple Ultrasound Image ♦ Meaningful Elasticity Data ♦ Practical Imaging ♦ Improved Diagnosis ♦ Likely Application ♦ Clinical Practice ♦ Live Display
Abstract for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. iSummary Medical imaging is vital to modern clinical practice, enabling clinicians to examine tissues inside the human body non-invasively. Its value depends on accuracy, resolution, and the imaged property (e.g., density). Various new scanning techniques are aimed at producing elasticity images related to mechanical properties (e.g., stiffness) to which conventional forms of ultrasound, X-ray and magnetic resonance imaging are insensitive. Elastography, palpography or strain imaging has been under development for almost two decades. Elasticity images are produced by estimating and analysing quasistatic deformations that occur between the acquisition of multiple ultrasound images. Likely applications include improved diagnosis of breast cancer (which often presents as a stiff lump), but the technique can be unreliable and difficult to perform. Practical imaging is based on freehand scanning, i.e., the ultrasound probe is moved manually over the surface of the tissue. This requires that elasticity images are calculated fast to provide a live display, and the images need to present meaningful elasticity data despite the poorly
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Publisher Date 2008-01-01