Ultrasonic strain imaging in media with pulsatile flow

J. J. Mai, C. Kargel, S. Mhanna, M. F. Insana

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This report summarizes our experiments with novel ultrasound phantoms that mimic essential biomechanical and dynamical vascular features of soft biological tissues. Real-time RF echo acquisition using a Siemens Elegra ultrasound system at 7.5 MHz provided a time series of ultrasonic images that were used to image longitudinal strain from pulsed and steady flows. Physical features of internal deformation patterns resulting from pulsatile flows revealed that ultrasonic strain imaging could be a very sensitive method for observing important properties related to physiological fluid flow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-149
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventMedical Imaging 2001: Ultrasonic Imaging and Signal Processing - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 21 2001Feb 22 2001


  • Elasticity
  • Flow
  • Strain
  • Tissue-like phantoms
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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