1. Acoustic Radiation Force Optical Coherence Elastography

    Acoustic Radiation Force Optical Coherence Elastography

    Mechanical properties, such as the elasticity and viscosity, are often major indicators of diseases. Over the years, tissue mechanical properties have been demonstrated to be an early indicator for cardiovascular disease. Mechanical imaging technologies have been quickly evolving with a goal to effectively diagnose coronary artery disease and atherosclerosis in their early stages. By combining the advantages of acoustic and optical properties, acoustic radiation force optical coherence elastography (ARF-OCE) has become an imaging tool with a high potential for translation into clinics. In this chapter, we review the principles of OCE and describe the development of ARF-OCE systems for imaging ...

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