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Applications of Ultrasound Elastography in Musculoskeletal Imaging: Technical Aspects and Review of the Literature

[ Vol. 13 , Issue. 3 ]

Author(s):

Michele Fabio la Torre, Nicola Magarelli, Antonio Cipriani, Santi Rapisarda, Laura Filograna, Claudia Dell'Atti, Antonio Leone and Lorenzo Bonomo   Pages 251 - 259 ( 9 )

Abstract:


Background: Ultrasound (US) has been widely adopted as a user friendly, easily available imaging modality in the assessment of various musculoskeletal pathologies.

Discussion: Recently, a new application of US, US elastography (USE) has emerged as a novel tool to evaluate the elasticity of tissues. This technique has been widely employed in the assessment of pathologies of the thyroid, breast, liver, prostate and pancreas.

Conclusion: The aim of this review is to discuss the different USE techniques currently available and their applications in musculoskeletal imaging.

Keywords:

Ultrasound, ultrasound elastography, musculoskeletal imaging, tendons, soft tissue tumors.

Affiliation:

Largo Agostino Gemelli 8, Rome 00168, Department of Radiological Sciences, Institute of Radiology, "A. Gemelli" Hospital - Catholic University, Rome 00168, Department of Radiology, “Santa Maria della Pietà” Hospital, Camerino 62032, Department of Radiological Sciences, Institute of Radiology, "A. Gemelli" Hospital - Catholic University, Rome 00168, Department of Radiological Sciences, Institute of Radiology, "A. Gemelli" Hospital - Catholic University, Rome 00168, Department of Radiological Sciences, Institute of Radiology, "A. Gemelli" Hospital - Catholic University, Rome 00168, Department of Radiological Sciences, Institute of Radiology, "A. Gemelli" Hospital - Catholic University, Rome 00168, Department of Radiological Sciences, Institute of Radiology, "A. Gemelli" Hospital - Catholic University, Rome 00168

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