Imaging Scan to Estimate Stiffness of Soft Tissues
“Magnetic Resonance Elastography as a Method to Estimate Stiffness of Soft Tissues”
Magnetic resonance elastography is a novel non-invasive MRI technique to obtain stiffness of soft tissues such as liver, heart, kidneys, etc. In this imaging technique a person is laid in an MR scanner and a paddle (plastic drum) is put on the area of interest to send sound vibration via a speaker placed outside the scan room which is connecting plastic drum via a plastic tube. These vibrations are scanned using MRI to estimate the stiffness of soft tissues such as liver, heart, kidneys, breast etc.
Magnetic Resonance Elastography as a Method to Estimate Stiffness of Soft Tissues