Fundamental image quality parameters of poroelastography

Raffaella Righetti, Anuj Chaudhry, Sanjay Nair

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1 Scopus citations


Poroelastography is an emerging elastographic technique that aims at imaging the temporal mechanical behavior of fluid-filled tissues. While standard elastographic methods focus primarily on the visualization of soft and hard tissue regions as being indicative of tissue pathological changes, poroelastography allows imaging several novel parameters that are related to the tissue's effective compressibility and permeability. Medical areas where poroelastography could have a significant impact include cancer treatment imaging and lymphedema assessment. Despite compelling motivations driving the development of this novel modality, the current literature in this field is limited to a relatively small number of publications. These studies suggest the technical feasibility of poroelastography methods but do not comprehensively tackle fundamental issues of clinical importance. Image quality performance of poroelastography is still largely unknown. In this paper, we present the results of recent theoretical, simulation and experimental studies carried out in our laboratory, which address fundamental mechanical and noise limitations of various poroelastography techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 8th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Nano to Macro, ISBI'11
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2011
Event2011 8th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro, ISBI'11 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Mar 30 2011Apr 2 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging
ISSN (Print)1945-7928
ISSN (Electronic)1945-8452


Other2011 8th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro, ISBI'11
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago, IL


  • Contrast-Transfer-Efficiency
  • Elastography
  • Image quality
  • Poroelastography
  • Porous
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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