"The Expanding Frontier of Optical Elastography and Diagnostic Biomechanics"

March 15, 2023

The conference paper expanding the keynote address delivered by Professor Kevin Parker at SPIE Photonics West BiOS was published in the Optical Elastography and Tissue Biomechanics section of the conference proceedings. The article is titled "The expanding frontier of optical elastography and diagnostic biomechanics" and is co-authored by MD/PhD student Gary Ge, Professor Jannick Rolland (Institute of Optics), and Dr. Maiken Nedergaard (Center for Translational Neuromedicine). The abstract follows and more information can be found here.

 Abstract: The term "elastography" covers a dynamic and expanding set of diagnostic imaging techniques which probe the biomechanical properties of tissues. This overview covers some of the major approaches that have evolved and their role in improving clinical diagnoses. A deeper level of study is also emerging linking our estimates of viscoelasticity to the multiscale structure and composition of living tissue in normal and diseased states. These studies can be undertaken at the highest spatial resolution with optical techniques, and examples in cornea, brain, and skin will be covered.