A model-free approach to probe motion artifacts suppression for in vivo imaging with probe oscillation shear wave elastography (PROSE)

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Shear wave elastography methods are able to accurately measure tissue stiffness, allowing these techniques to monitor the progression of hepatic fibrosis. While many methods rely on acoustic radiation force (ARF) to generate shear waves for two-dimensional (2D) imaging, probe oscillation shear wave elastography (PROSE) provides an alternative approach by generating shear waves through continuous vibration of the ultrasound probe while simultaneously detecting the resulting motion. The generated shear wave field in in vivo liver is complicated, and the amplitude and quality of these shear waves can be influenced by the placement of the vibrating probe. It was not possible to fully suppress residual motion artifacts with established filtering methods. Instead, the shear wave signal was decoupled from motion from other sources with empirical mode decomposition (EMD). This method was evaluated in a phantom as well as in in vivo livers from five volunteers. PROSE results were well correlated well with independent measurements using the commercial General Electric Logiq E9 scanner.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2017
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781538633830
StatePublished - Oct 31 2017
Event2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2017 - Washington, United States
Duration: Sep 6 2017Sep 9 2017


Other2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2017
CountryUnited States



  • Continuous vibration
  • Liver elastography
  • Mechanical vibration
  • Shear wave elastography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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