Acoustic shear-wave imaging using echo ultrasound compared to magnetic resonance elastography

Vinayak Dutt, Randall R. Kinnick, Raja Muthupillai, Travis E. Oliphant, R. L. Ehman, James F. Greenleaf

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We compare a previously developed phase contrast-based magnetic resonance imaging technique (MRE) to a phase-based ultrasound (US) method for measuring small cyclic displacements (submicrometer level) caused by propagating acoustic shear waves in tissue-like media. Our preliminary experiments with gelatin phantoms show that acoustic shear-wave propagation can be measured with US, and we speculate that this technique could find applications in medical imaging. Copyright (C) 2000 World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)397-403
Number of pages7
JournalUltrasound in Medicine and Biology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2000


  • Displacement
  • Elastography
  • Imaging
  • Magnetic
  • Measurement
  • Resonance
  • Shear
  • Ultrasound
  • Wave

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Biophysics
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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