Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse

acoustic radiation forceAcoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) imaging involves the mechanical excitation of tissue using localized, impulsive radiation force. This results in shear-wave propagation away from the region of excitation. Using a single diagnostic transducer on a modified commercial ultrasound (US) scanner with conventional beam-forming architecture, repeated excitations with multiple look directions facilitate imaging shear-wave propagation.

Researcher: Stephen A. McAleavey, Ph.D.
Development of Novel, Clinically Applicable Ultrasound Imaging Techniques