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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2014
  • pp: 838–841

Visualizing ultrasonically induced shear wave propagation using phase-sensitive optical coherence tomography for dynamic elastography

Thu-Mai Nguyen, Shaozhen Song, Bastien Arnal, Zhihong Huang, Matthew O’Donnell, and Ruikang K. Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 4, pp. 838-841 (2014)

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We report on the use of phase-sensitive optical coherence tomography (PhS-OCT) to detect and track temporal and spatial shear wave propagation within tissue, induced by ultrasound radiation force. Kilohertz-range shear waves are remotely generated in samples using focused ultrasound emission and their propagation is tracked using PhS-OCT. Cross-sectional maps of the local shear modulus are reconstructed from local estimates of shear wave speed in tissue-mimicking phantoms. We demonstrate the feasibility of combining ultrasound radiation force and PhS-OCT to perform high-resolution mapping of the shear modulus.

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OCIS Codes
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
(170.7170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Ultrasound
(170.6935) Medical optics and biotechnology : Tissue characterization

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Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: October 23, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 27, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 10, 2014
Published: February 6, 2014

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Thu-Mai Nguyen, Shaozhen Song, Bastien Arnal, Zhihong Huang, Matthew O’Donnell, and Ruikang K. Wang, "Visualizing ultrasonically induced shear wave propagation using phase-sensitive optical coherence tomography for dynamic elastography," Opt. Lett. 39, 838-841 (2014)

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