Patent Number: 8,715,185

Title: Methods and apparatus for ultrasound imaging

Abstract: A first ultrasound pulse is applied to biological tissue to create shear waves in the biological tissue, a focused ultrasound pulse is transmitted into the biological tissue, one or more ultrasound signals is received from the biological tissue, and shear waves are detected in the biological tissue based on the received one or more ultrasound signals. At least one propagation property associated with the detected shear waves is determined, and the determined at least one propagation property is displayed.

Inventors: Tamura; Tadashi (North Haven, CT)

Assignee: Hitachi Aloka Medical, Ltd.

International Classification: A61B 8/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018