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Journal of Biomedical Optics • Open Access

Special Section Guest Editorial: Optical Elastography and Measurement of Tissue Biomechanics
Author(s): Ruikang K. Wang; David D. Sampson; Stephen A. Boppart; Brendan F. Kennedy

Paper Abstract

Since the days of Hippocrates, it has been recognized that tissue mechanical properties can play a key role in the diagnosis and understanding of many diseases. For example, in cancer, the stromal response associated with tumor progression often results in stiffening of tissue surrounding tumor cells. In cardiovascular disease, atherosclerotic plaque mechanics are linked to plaque rupture.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 December 2013
PDF: 2 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 18(12) 121501 doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.18.12.121501
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 18, Issue 12
Show Author Affiliations
Ruikang K. Wang, Univ. of Washington (United States)
David D. Sampson, The Univ. of Western Australia (Australia)
Stephen A. Boppart, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)
Brendan F. Kennedy, The Univ. of Western Australia (Australia)

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