Diagnostic MR Elastography Device (Palpategram)
20100726 - 20120725
Mr Edwin Wai Ming Cheung
1. Design documentations for the palpategram system 2. Prototypes of the palpategram system 3. Post-processing software – Awave 4. Demonstration of whole palpategram system 5. Demonstration of palpategram images on phantom and animal by experimental data
Chinese University of Hong Kong (MAE department) Mt. Sinai Medical Centre Philips Electronics Hong Kong Limited [Sponsor] Siemens Healthcare [Sponsor] Time Medical [Sponsor]
This project proposes to design a diagnostic MR Elastography device (palpategram) system – a medical screening system using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to examine the stiffness or elasticity of human organs; and perform clinical test on animal subjects. The palpategram system will include an in-house design controller, smart post-processing software, display and monitor embedded with novel features such as easy-to-setup, easy-to-use, good reliability, durability and sensitivity as well as artifact free in animal subjects. The main applications of palpategram are for the early detection of cirrhosis of the liver, and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) at early stage, which typically required the measurement of stiffness or elasticity characteristics of tissues.