10 May 2007 Molecular and structural analysis of viscoelastic properties
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Elasticity imaging is emerging as an important tool for breast cancer detection and monitoring of treatment. Viscoelastic image contrast in breast lesions is generated by disease specific processes that modify the molecular structure of connective tissues. We showed previously that gelatin hydrogels exhibit mechanical behavior similar to native collagen found in breast tissue and therefore are suitable as phantoms for elasticity imaging. This paper summarizes our study of the viscoelastic properties of hydrogels designed to discover molecular-scale sources of elasticity image contrast.
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Rebecca D. Yapp, Rebecca D. Yapp, Sureshkumar Kalyanam, Sureshkumar Kalyanam, Michael F. Insana, Michael F. Insana, } "Molecular and structural analysis of viscoelastic properties", Proc. SPIE 6511, Medical Imaging 2007: Physiology, Function, and Structure from Medical Images, 65111Y (10 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.708723; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.708723

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