Exploring the un(der)explored: direct quantitative imaging of the functional properties of the abdominal aorta with ultrasound

01 October 2012 → 31 October 2016
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Biomechanics
    • Medical imaging and therapy
    • Biomechanics
    • Medical imaging and therapy
    • Other paramedical sciences
    • Biomechanics
    • Medical imaging and therapy
  • Engineering and technology
    • Multimedia processing
    • Biological system engineering
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biomechanical engineering
    • Medical biotechnology
    • Other (bio)medical engineering
    • Signal processing
ultrasound abdominal aorta simulations in-vitro
Project description

We will assess the feasibility of imaging techniques for the abdominal aorta providing quantitative information on aortic tissue properties using ultrasonic echography. Two methods, pulse wave imaging and supersonic shear wave imaging, will be explored. Using multiphysics simulations, we will address questions regarding both the imaging physics and the physical properties to be quantified. Simulation results will be validated in-vitro.