BME Seminar Series: Kevin J. Parker
Imaging the Elastic Properties of Tissue: The 20 Year Perspective
Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Imaging Sciences, and Biomedical Engineering
University of Rochester
After 20 years of innovation in techniques that specifically image the biomechanical properties of tissue, the evolution of elastographic imaging can be viewed from its infancy, through a proliferation of approaches to the problem, to incorporation on research and then clinical imaging platforms. Ultimately this activity has culminated in clinical trials and improved care for patients. This remarkable progression represents a leading example of translational research that begins with fundamentals of science and engineering and progresses to needed improvements in diagnostic and monitoring capabilities applied to major categories of disease, surgery, and interventional procedures.This review summarizes the fundamental principles, the timeline of developments in major categories of elastographic imaging beginning with the first images from UR, and concludes with recent results from clinical trials and forward looking issues.