Structure-function relationships incorporate anisotropy of soft tissues, to account for their direction-dependent loading response . Empirical measures: fiber alignment and distribution have been used to describe soft tissue response due to cell-matrix interactions and applied loads [2, 3]. To complement these measures, noninvasive estimation of anisotropic mechanical properties is essential. Magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) is a noninvasive technique to obtain elastic properties form propagating shear waves . Wave propagation patterns in MRE were found to vary with direction of tissue excitation and fiber orientation . Accurate estimates of anisotropic elastic properties of soft tissues have yet to be obtained by MRE.
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Anisotropic Mechanical Properties of Soft Tissues by Magnetic Resonance Elastography
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Namani, R, Wood, M, Sakiyama-Elbert, SE, & Bayly, PV. "Anisotropic Mechanical Properties of Soft Tissues by Magnetic Resonance Elastography." Proceedings of the ASME 2009 Summer Bioengineering Conference. ASME 2009 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B. Lake Tahoe, California, USA. June 17–21, 2009. pp. 703-704. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2009-206290
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