Vanderbilt University
Institute of Imaging Science

Kristy Walsh

Graduate Student

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I am interested in using ultrasound to noninvasively quantify tissue stiffness.


I work with Dr. Byram in the BEAM Lab. My current research project uses ultrasound to displace tissue with an acoustic radiation force and measures the tissue stiffness. To do so, we are developing a Bayesian displacement estimator to improve tissue displacement estimates. The primary goals are reducing hardware required for elasticity measurements and noninvasively staging liver fibrosis.