Strain-encoded (SENC) harmonic phase imaging for fast magnetic resonance elastography

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Abstract

A new method is proposed for imaging the elasticity of tissue using magnetic resonance (MR). Using an external actuator to deform the tissue, local strains way according to local elasticity. The method produces images shows the distribution of strains with different grades of intensity; thus, revealing the underlying elasticity distribution. The advantages of the method are that imaging is much faster than other magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) techniques, there is no need for complicated computations, and it produces high-resolution images.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-203
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume4321
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
EventMedical Imaging 2001: Physiology and Function from Multidimensional Images - Sandiego, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 18 2001Feb 20 2001

Keywords

  • Cancer
  • Elastography
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Strain-encoded imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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