Strain measurement of abdominal aortic aneurysm with 3D ultrasound speckle tracking

Peter Bihari, A. Shelke, T. H. Nwe, K. Nelson, O. Schellhaas, A. Wittek, C. Blase, K. Karatolios, S. Vogt, S. Moosdorf, M. Meyn, Thomas Schmandra, P. Knez & Thomas Schmitz-Rixen
Introduction: The main risk associated with abdominal aortic aneurysm is rupture caused by mechanical failure of the vascular tissue. Currently, available methods to assess biomechanical properties of aortic aneurysm tissue employ ex vivo material (tensile testing). However, to predict individual rupture[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]