Biomechanical properties assessment of myocardium in vivo by interventional ultrasound catheter: Design of instrument

Hui Sheng Deng, Jing Huang, Chang Ming Deng, Di Chuan Liu, Yong Hong Jiang, Jing Song Li, Qiao Ying Yuan, Que Zhu, Ru Bin Huang, Wei Jiang, Zhi Gang Wang, Heng Hui Cai, Jin Feng Guo, Xiong Xiong Wang, Jin Yao Yang, Yongping Zheng

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Objective: To acquire myocardium associated mechanical properties by directly quantifying stiffness of myocardium in vivo. An intervention stiffness detection system for biomechanics assessment of myocardium in vivo was established. Methods: The equipment was composed of intervention ultrasound stiffness detection catheter, physiological signal unit and mainframe. Under X-ray perspective, catheter passed through peripheral artery and entered into left-ventricle of dog, and then impressed left-ventricle wall. Tissue thickness deformation was determined from the ultrasound echo and the pressure value was also gained by pressure transducer. According to strain-stress relation, the term of myocardium tissue stiffness may be obtained. Results: By using the equipment, myocardium. stiffness of left-ventricle apex and free wall were (40.55 ± 4.75) kPa and (36.02±7.03) kPa respectively. Conclusion: The equipment offered a method for directly quantifying myocardium stiffness in vivo and clinical application for detecting local or whole myocardium diastolic and systolic insufficiency. Meanwhile it may be also used for detecting deep tissue stiffness.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1543-1546
Number of pages4
JournalChinese Journal of Medical Imaging Technology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2006


  • Myocardium
  • Radiology, interventional
  • Stiffness detection systen
  • Stress strain relation
  • Ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Physiology (medical)


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