Development of an ultrasound system for measuring tissue strain of lymphedema

Masayoshi Tsubai, Osamu Fukuda, Naohiro Ueno, Takao Horie, Satoshi Muraki

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Abstract

This paper develops a portable measurement system for tissue strain distribution using ultrasonic pulse echo method. A single element ultrasonic transducer attached to a force sensor compresses biological tissue and observes the deformation process of the tissue. The center frequency of the ultrasound pulse is 3 MHz. The force applied to the tissue is kept at 10 N by an internal coil spring. Received echo signals are transferred to a personal computer via Universal Serial Bus. The developed measurement system was applied to measuring strain of subcutaneous fat for lymphedema patients and healthy subjects. The results quantified the fact that affected tissue becomes harder than unaffected tissue. Our experiment demonstrated that the system can be used for evaluating the condition of lymphedema with measurement of strain in subcutaneous tissue.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages5294-5297
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424418152
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2008
Event30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: Aug 20 2008Aug 25 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08 - "Personalized Healthcare through Technology"

Other

Other30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period8/20/088/25/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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    Tsubai, M., Fukuda, O., Ueno, N., Horie, T., & Muraki, S. (2008). Development of an ultrasound system for measuring tissue strain of lymphedema. In Proceedings of the 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08 (pp. 5294-5297). [4650409] (Proceedings of the 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08 - "Personalized Healthcare through Technology"). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/iembs.2008.4650409