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Reliability analysis of acoustic radiation force impulse ultrasound imaging with virtual touch tissue quantification: ex vivo ox liver



Reliability analysis of acoustic radiation force impulse ultrasound imaging with virtual touch tissue quantification: ex vivo ox liver



Ultrasound Quarterly 31(1): 59-62



The effect of scanning angle and region of interest (ROI) depth on shear-wave velocity (SWV) was investigated in this study. Shear-wave velocity of ox liver ex vivo was measured with different approaches. Region of interest was set underneath the liver capsule at depths of 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 cm. Three groups of measurements were performed at different scanning angles. One group of measurement was conducted with a scanning angle of 0 to 15 degrees from the midline, and the other 2 groups were performed with scanning angles of 15 to 30 degrees and 30 to 45 degrees. The data on SWV from different scan angles and ROI depths were analyzed statistically. Scanning angle and ROI depth were found to be the 2 factors that affect SWV. Interaction was observed between the scan angle and ROI depth. The data at different depths within 0- to 15-degree scanning angles exhibited no significant difference. However, the reliability of SWV decreased with the increase in ROI depth. In the groups of 15 to 30 degrees and 30 to 45 degrees, a significant difference was found between the 2 different measured depths. Scanning angle and ROI depth affected the reliability of SWV measurement. The scanning angle should be confined within 15 degrees from the midline. Therefore, SWV from shallow ROI is more reliable than that at deep ROI.

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DOI: 10.1097/ruq.0000000000000070


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