ElastoScan™ detects the presence of a solid mass in tissue using ultrasound, and subsequently converts the stiffness into images. Since many tumors have tissue characteristics that are harder than the surrounding tissues, they appear less elastic than the surrounding tissue, and so the difference in tissue elasticity provides clearer contrast and can be used to verify the presence of a lesion.
ElastoScan™ shows how tissues move between pre and post-compression images. In other words, it describes the different rates of movement caused by compression of the probe. ElastoScan™ is normally used as an additional method to verify the state of the region; for instance, in breast or prostate applications, ElastoScan™ is used after applying palpation, blood tests and 2D exam methods, to confirm the state of the region.
ElastoScan™ for obstetrics and gynecology - The ability to present changes in consistency of the uterine cervix during pregnancy
In some cases, it is impossible to assess the condition of cervix by palpation. Cervix Elastoscan™ enables more accurate assessment of the condition of the cervix.