Including surrounding tissue improves ultrasound-based 3D mechanical characterization of abdominal aortic aneurysms.

Affiliation

Cardiovascular Biomechanics Group, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

In this study the influence of surrounding tissues including the presence of the spine on wall stress analysis and mechanical characterization of abdominal aortic aneurysms using ultrasound imaging has been investigated.

Keywords

Abdominal aortic aneurysm,Arterial stiffness,Speckle tracking,Ultrasound,Wall stress,