We will report on a novel device for the in vivo assessment of prostate tissue quality. One of the first steps for the in vivo assessment of prostate cancer is a digital rectal examination (DRE) and our aim is to instrument this procedure. The device is used to measure the dynamic elastic modulus of prostate tissue samples and has been able to show correlations between tissue morphology and its mechanical characteristics. Scanning the prostate with the device allows us to build stiffness maps of the gland which can then be used for diagnostic purposes to identify diseased prostatic tissue.
- Elastic modulus
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