Ultrasonic elastography measurements of the mechanical properties of porcine coronary vessel walls

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Title: Ultrasonic elastography measurements of the mechanical properties of porcine coronary vessel walls
Author: Mahajan, Veerdhaval V.
Abstract: Coronary heart diseases are a significant cause of death among both men and women in the industrialized world; thus finding ways to detect factors which cause coronary heart diseases is worthy challenge for researchers. Ultrasound elastography system (50MHz) for measuring mechanical properties of arteries was developed as part of this thesis. Ability to discriminate between various tissue types was demonstrated using fresh and modified porcine coronary arteries, which closely models the plaque in human atherosclerosis. Elastographic measurements agreed well with uniaxial mechanical testing over a range of compression moduli.
Type: Thesis
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1853/7183
Date: 2005-07-18
Publisher: Georgia Institute of Technology
Subject: Mechanical properties
Coronary vessels
Atherosclerosis
Ultrasound
Elatography
Department: Bioengineering
Advisor: Committee Chair: Dr. Paul J. Benkeser; Committee Member: Dr. Arthur Koblasz; Committee Member: Dr. John N. Oshinski
Degree: M.S.

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