I currently own an a-cart IU-22, but am looking to update to something that can handle elastography. I have read a bit on benefits and issues of strain vs shear wave, and though I understand the basics, not sure which is really best from clinical standpoint.
My cheapest upgrade path is to a g-cart IU-22. But from what I read, the IU-22 supports strain with linear probes, and shear with only a curvilinear. Also read there are a lot of differences between companies on how they actually process their data for elastography.
Is IU-22 a good choice for this application of elastography, or is their a better option ?
Thanks in advance
I was in the same situation in 2015, we own an IU22 and wanted to do elastography on rodents which would require a higher frequency than available for the IU22. We ended up choosing a Supersonic Imagine system that goes up to 15MHz (they also have a research probe that goes higher). We have been very pleased with the system.
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I have a demo coming for the Supersonic. Thanks. for heads up, have not played with their brand before.
Terri, I'm going to email you off forum about your supersonic experience