Measurement of arterial wave velocity with ultrasound

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Abstract

Pulse wave velocity (PWV) is widely used for estimating the stiffness of an artery. PWV is measured by the time of travel of the "foot" of the pressure wave over a known distance. This technique has a low time resolution and is an average measurement of artery stiffness between the two measuring positions. In this paper an arterial wave is generated non-invasively in the vessel wall by the radiation force of ultrasound. The wave velocity in the vessel is measured non-invasively by ultrasound with high time resolution over a short distance of a few millimeters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiomedical and Biotechnology Engineering
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Pages355-356
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)0791842967
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007
EventASME 2007 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2007 - Seattle, United States
Duration: Nov 11 2007Nov 15 2007

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)
Volume2

Conference

ConferenceASME 2007 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2007
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle
Period11/11/0711/15/07

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering(all)

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Zhang, X., Pislaru, C., Kinnick, R. R., & Greenleaf, J. F. (2007). Measurement of arterial wave velocity with ultrasound. In Biomedical and Biotechnology Engineering (pp. 355-356). (ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE); Vol. 2). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2007-43370