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Initial clinical experience of an ultrasonic strain imaging system with novel noise-masking capability.

Chen, L and Freeman, SJ and Gee, AH and Housden, RJ and Prager, RW and Sinnatamby, R and Treece, GM (2010) Initial clinical experience of an ultrasonic strain imaging system with novel noise-masking capability. Br J Radiol, 83. pp. 702-706.

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Abstract

Quasistatic strain imaging is a form of elastography that can produce qualitative images of tissue stiffness with only software modifications to conventional ultrasound hardware. Unlike current commercial offerings, the novel strain-imaging system that is the subject of this paper displays regions of signal decorrelation using an overlaid colour mask and can also produce three-dimensional (3D) strain images. In illustrative studies of the breast, testis and thyroid, the colour mask is seen to reduce the potential to misinterpret noise as meaningful stiffness information, and also helps to differentiate cystic and solid lesions. High-quality imaging of the testis in vivo demonstrates that 3D strain imaging is feasible.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Breast Neoplasms Connective Tissue Elasticity Elasticity Imaging Techniques Female Humans Image Processing, Computer-Assisted Male Noise Testis Thyroid Neoplasms Transducers Ultrasonography, Mammary
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div F > Machine Intelligence
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 11:43
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2014 19:03
DOI: 10.1259/bjr/56857137