Accession Number:

ADA413901

Title:

MRI Assessment of the Viscoelastic Properties of Normal and Abnormal Breast Tissue

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jul 1999-31 Dec 2002

Corporate Author:

SUNNYBROOK HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER TORONTO (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

107.0

Abstract:

Biological tissue stiffness alteration resulting from pathological processes has been known for centuries. Many investigators have considered tissue stiffness an attractive property that can be used to detect disease and aid in differentiation between normal and benign breast tissues. As a result elastography, an imaging technique which images tissue elasticity, was developed. Interpreting elastography images requires knowledge of elastic properties of various normal and abnormal tissues. Studies conducted over the past years suggest the presence of large variations in elastic modulus of each breast tissue type.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE