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Recommendations on the requirements of measurement infrastructure for elastography metrology.

Rajagopal, S; Zeqiri, B (2013) Recommendations on the requirements of measurement infrastructure for elastography metrology. NPL Report. AC 8

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Abstract

Elastography is a rapidly evolving diagnostic technique applicable to imaging modalities such as Ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Optical Coherence Tomography. The technique is sensitive to tissue stiffness capable of differentiating various pathological states known to cause changes to the mechanical properties of tissue which may not be very apparent with existing imaging techniques. Due to this ability the technique is increasingly being investigated by researchers across the world and commercial implementations have proliferated amongst almost all manufacturers. However, the metrological aspect relevant to this relatively new technique has not seen much progress. This is due to the fact that mechanical properties of tissue can be estimated using multiple techniques. These techniques could be relative or quantitative which provide different perspective of pathological/diseased state of tissue being investigated. Therefore the objective of this paper based scoping study was to identify key metrological areas within this emerging field in order to support/develop a measurement infrastructure for enabling standardisation of reporting methods of dynamic mechanical properties.

Item Type: Report/Guide (NPL Report)
NPL Report No.: AC 8
Subjects: Acoustics
Acoustics > Ultrasound
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2018 13:14
URI: http://eprintspublications.npl.co.uk/id/eprint/5905

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