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Quantitative Analysis of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: Techniques and Clinical Applications


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Lead Editor

1Southern Southern Medical Medical University, Gaungzhou, China

2South China University of Technology, Gaungzhou, China

3University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada

4The University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia

5University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland


Quantitative Analysis of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: Techniques and Clinical Applications

Description

Ultrasound is widely adopted for many clinical applications. Recent advances in ultrasound technology for imaging and therapeutic activities have contributed to improved diagnostic ability and treatments for patients with musculoskeletal diseases. Quantitative ultrasound is a recently developed promising method for assessing the structure and function of musculoskeletal tissues. Many acoustic parameters, such as ultrasound propagation velocity, attenuation coefficient, reflection coefficient, scattering coefficient, and surface roughness index, are typically used for quantitative evaluations of the properties of various tissues and organs. Utilizing these properties, novel signal and image processing techniques as well as new devices have been developed to facilitate many potentials in new clinical applications.

For this special issue, we invite clinicians and investigators to contribute original research as well as review articles that would support the continuing fast development of quantitative ultrasound in techniques and clinical applications for musculoskeletal diseases.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Recent development and applications of quantitative ultrasound imaging
  • Clinical evaluation and measurement of musculoskeletal and soft tissues with quantitative ultrasound diagnostic information
  • Current and new techniques of quantitative ultrasound evaluation
  • Recent advances in quantitative ultrasonic signal and image processing and their clinical applications
  • Quantitative assessment of ultrasonic biological effects and therapeutic ultrasound
  • Rehabilitation with quantitative ultrasound

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 9694316
  • - Editorial

Quantitative Analysis of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: Techniques and Clinical Applications

Qing Wang | Qing-Hua Huang | ... | Simo Saarakkala
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 9157341
  • - Research Article

A Novel Segmentation Approach Combining Region- and Edge-Based Information for Ultrasound Images

Yaozhong Luo | Longzhong Liu | ... | Xuelong Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 9469548
  • - Research Article

Age and Sex Effects on the Active Stiffness of Vastus Intermedius under Isometric Contraction

Cong-Zhi Wang | Jing-Yi Guo | ... | Yong-Ping Zheng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 8784149
  • - Clinical Study

Ultrasonography-Guided Lumbar Periradicular Injections for Unilateral Radicular Pain

Qing Wan | Shaoling Wu | ... | Chao Ma
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 6027029
  • - Review Article

A Review on Real-Time 3D Ultrasound Imaging Technology

Qinghua Huang | Zhaozheng Zeng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 9842037
  • - Research Article

Semianalytical Solution for the Deformation of an Elastic Layer under an Axisymmetrically Distributed Power-Form Load: Application to Fluid-Jet-Induced Indentation of Biological Soft Tissues

Minhua Lu | Shuai Huang | ... | Rui Mao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 4654803
  • - Clinical Study

Ultrasound-Guided versus Fluoroscopy-Guided Deep Cervical Plexus Block for the Treatment of Cervicogenic Headache

Qing Wan | Haiyun Yang | ... | Chao Ma
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 4272560
  • - Research Article

Semiquantitative Evaluation of Extrasynovial Soft Tissue Inflammation in the Shoulders of Patients with Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Elderly-Onset Rheumatoid Arthritis by Power Doppler Ultrasound

Takeshi Suzuki | Ryochi Yoshida | ... | Yu Seri
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 1925104
  • - Research Article

Ultrasonographic Validation of Anatomical Landmarks for Localization of the Tendon of the Long Head of Biceps Brachii

Saiyun Hou | John Harrell | Sheng Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 8208764
  • - Research Article

Ultrasonic Measurement of Dynamic Muscle Behavior for Poststroke Hemiparetic Gait

Xin Chen | Xudong Zhang | ... | Wan-Zhang Yang
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