Imaging Tissue Deformation Using Strain Encoded (SENC) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI

Strain Encoded (SENC) MRI is a novel technique for the direct imaging of regional deformation (contraction and stretching) or elasticity of tissues. Deformation of tissue results in changes in intensity of the resulting strain-encoded (SENC) images that is observed as contrast in the images. Also, different images with different SENC tunings (a parameter based on intensity and frequency) can be used for quantitative imaging of tissue deformation. Therefore, SENC MRI can be used to image regional function of the heart and tissue elasticity which is useful in the detection of cancer and tumors. Description (Set) Proposed Use (Set) Cardiovascular imaging, specifically regional functioning of the heart, which is important for detecting cardiovascular diseases. Regional detection of stiff masses associated with cancer or tumor tissues, in particular breast cancer, soft-tissue cancer and prostate cancer. Patent (Set) WO 2006/01263

Inventor(s): Osman, Nael

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