Magnetic Resonance Elastography

Status: Current

Māori Relevant Content: Yes


  • Breast Cancer Research Trust (Breast Cancer Research Trust Grants)
  • National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering - Exploratory/Development Grant)

Project Abstract

Magnetic Resonance Elastography is a newly developing medical imaging modality that uses motion data obtained from Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) methods to generate images of tissue stiffness. These images are relevant to the detection and diagnosis of many serious diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer's and multiple sclerosis. The high resolution, full volume imaging data captured by the MR makes this Elastography method particularly suitable for diagnostic imaging based on advanced material properties such as damping and anisotropy.

Researchers - UC Staff

  • Elijah Van Houten: Principal Investigator; Mechanical Engineering
  • Richard Watts: Principal Investigator; School of Physical & Chemical Sciences

Subject Area: Disciplines