Ultrasonic Imaging-Based Tissue Characterization

This special session was sponsored by CONCYTEC – Cienciativa grant 012-2014-FONDECYT


Roberto Lavarello, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Lima, Perú


  1. Matthew Urban, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, USA
  2. Paul Dayton, University of California Davis, USA
  3. Kevin Parker, University of Rochester, USA
  4. Roberto Lavarello , Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Lima
  5. James Wiskin, QT Ultrasound Labs Inc. 


Techniques for quantitative tissue characterization have been extensively developed for decades in the ultrasound community. Recently, the success of quantitative elastographic methods to stage liver fibrosis has become an example of how ultrasonic tissue characterization has the potential to revolutionize clinical practice. Numerous techniques such as acoustic tomography, backscatter coefficient estimation, attenuation coefficient estimation, quantitative elastography, and functional ultrasound based on Doppler measurements, among others, are being currently explored for the estimation of intrinsic, system-independent tissue properties. The goal of this proposed special session is to review current developments in imaging-based methods for ultrasonic tissue characterization

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