Analyse des signaux d'ondelettes ultrasoniques pour quantifier les microstructures de tissus normaux et congéles in vitro.

Ultrasound signal wavelet analysis to quantify the microstructures of normal and frozen tissues in vitro.

Auteurs : SHENG L., WANG G., LI F., et al.

Type d'article : Article


Cryosurgery has a number of advantages that make it particularly appealing in the treatment of liver cancer. However, a major problem for the wide clinical adoption of hepatic cryosurgery is the lack of a cost effective high resolution imaging way which is capable of both performing precise monitoring of the freezing process in situ and evaluating the postoperative effects after surgery. The mean scatterer spacing has been found to be an important parameter for describing the ultrasonic scattering and characterization of biological tissues. However, its potential values in the evaluation of cryosurgical effects of tissues reserved unclear so far. Here, we investigated the wavelet analysis to estimate the mean scatterer spacing parameter in normal and freeze–thawed tissues on porcine livers in vitro. The experimental results carried out at 10 MHz using weakly focused pulse-echo signal element transducer indicated that the mean scatterer spacing in normal liver tissues is 1.12 ± 0.13 mm whereas it is 1.67 ± 0.25 mm in several pre-frozen and then thawed tissues. These results disclosed the good correlation between the wavelet data and microstructures of the normal or thawed tissues, and hence demonstrated that the wavelet analysis holds promise to be used as an effective method for the characterization of thawed tissues scatterer spacing. The present method offers a potential pragmatic strategy for monitoring the transition zone between frozen and unfrozen tissues during the surgical therapy, and evaluating postoperative effects.


  • Titre original : Ultrasound signal wavelet analysis to quantify the microstructures of normal and frozen tissues in vitro.
  • Identifiant de la fiche : 30010862
  • Langues : Anglais
  • Source : Cryobiology - vol. 68 - n. 1
  • Date d'édition : 02/2014
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