This report describes our initial in vitro results with robotically-assisted strain imaging for intraoperative monitoring of hepatic tumor thermal ablation. First, we demonstrate a strong correlation between thermal ablation of liver tissue and changes in elastic properties. Second, we present an experimental environment to provide controlled robotically-assisted compression of liver tissue with concurrent ultrasonic reading. Third, we present B-mode strain images of thermally treated liver samples, where the strain images corresponded to the boundaries of histologically confirmed necrosis.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Lecture Notes in Computer Science|
|Issue number||1 PART 2|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2004|
|Event||Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2004 - 7th International Conference, Proceedings - Saint-Malo, France|
Duration: Sep 26 2004 → Sep 29 2004