Measurement of vibration-induced volumetric strain in the human lung

Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 04/24/2012

Measuring volumetric strain by MRI provides a compression–sensitive parameter of tissue mechanics, which varies with the respiratory state in the lungs. In future clinical applications for diagnosis and characterization of lung emphysema, fibrosis, or cancer, divergence–sensitive MRI may serve as a noninvasive marker sensitive to disease–related alterations of regional elastic recoil pressure in the lungs.

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