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Parker Medical Imaging Research

"Reverberant elastography for the elastic characterization of anisotropic tissues"

March 26, 2021

"Reverberant Elastography for the Elastic Characterization of Anisotropic Tissues"

A paper co-authored by former PhD student Dr. Fernando Zvietcovich and Professor Kevin Parker titled "Reverberant elastography for the elastic characterization of anisotropic tissues" has been published in the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics. First author is Institute of Optics PhD candidate Luis Aleman-Castañeda. The abstract follows; more information can be found here.

Abstract: We derive closed-form solutions for reverberant elastography in anisotropic elastic media by adapting the framework used in electromagnetic theory to treat transverse isotropic materials. Different sample-setup geometries are analyzed, highlighting their relevance for both optical coherence elastography (OCE) and ultrasound elastography (USE). Numerical simulations using finite elements are used to validate the proposed solutions in practical cases. OCE experiments are conducted in ex vivo chicken muscle samples for the characterization of in-plane and out-of-plane shear modulus assuming a transverse isotropic elastic model. Additionally, we obtained a generalized geometry-independent solution for the isotropic media case, thus unifying previous results for reverberant elastography.