Measurement of vibration-induced volumetric strain in the human lung
Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 04/24/2012
Hirsch S et al. – 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.