Ultrasonic characterization of dynamic depth-dependent biomechanical properties of articular cartilage

Yongping Zheng, Qing Wang

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This chapter introduces ultrasonic characterization of dynamic depth-dependent biomechanical properties of articular cartilage. The ultrasound-swelling and ultrasound-elastomicroscopy systems are used, which show potentials for the investigation of the transient deformations of articular cartilage at different depths under dynamic loading. Ultrasound approaches inherently provide non-destructive assessment of articular cartilage. With the miniaturization of the ultrasound probes, these ultrasound techniques can be potentially used together with arthroscopes for in vivo assessment of articular cartilage. Studies suggest that these ultrasound approaches can also be potentially applied for dynamic mechanical assessment of other biological tissues, tissue engineered tissues, biomaterials and non-biomaterials.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Bioimaging Technologies in Assessment of the Quality of Bone and Scaffold Materials
Subtitle of host publicationTechniques and Applications
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9783540454540
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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