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A pulsed Doppler ultrasonic system for making noninvasive measurements of the mechanical properties of soft tissue.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3295197     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In response to the need for a more precise means of predicting the interaction of a prosthetic socket with an amputee's residual limb, a gated Doppler ultrasonic motion sensing system was devised for making noninvasive measurements of the elastic modulus of soft tissue in vivo. Ultrasound was chosen for its ability to indicate the viscoelastic behavior of biological materials without damaging tissue. The system consists of a holding jig to support the limb being tested, a tissue vibrator, and an ultrasonic transducer to monitor the motion of the tissue. The ultrasonic transducer is controlled by an external computer to control the depth at which the sensor is measuring tissue displacement. This ultrasonic measuring technique provides as much information as more conventional techniques, but with more convenience and fewer restrictions.
T A Krouskop; D R Dougherty; F S Vinson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of rehabilitation research and development     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0748-7711     ISO Abbreviation:  J Rehabil Res Dev     Publication Date:  1987  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-07-08     Completed Date:  1987-07-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8410047     Medline TA:  J Rehabil Res Dev     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Artificial Limbs / standards*
Extremities / physiology*
Models, Biological
Muscles / physiology
Prosthesis Design
Ultrasonography / instrumentation*

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