Computer-aided diagnosis of diffuse disease based on ultrasound elasticity images

Masakazu Yamazaki, Hotaka Takizawa, Tsuyoshi Shiina

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Practical equipment for tissue elasticity imaging has recently been developed. Results of clinical examination of breast confirmed that tissue elasticity imaging is useful for the detection of tumor. In the case of diffuse diseases like hepatic cirrhosis, change of tissue elasticity is widespread unlike tumor which produces locally hard area. However, it was revealed that texture of elasticity image changes as cirrhosis progresses. Therefore, we investigated to develop the CAD system based on elasticity image for diagnosing defused type diseases such as hepatic cirrhosis.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4803681
Pages (from-to)2033-2035
Number of pages3
JournalProceedings - IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event2008 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2008 - Beijing, China
Duration: 2008 Nov 22008 Nov 5


  • Computer-aided diadnosis
  • Elasticity imaging
  • Hepatic cirrhosis
  • Texture analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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