Measuring pressure gradients across stenoses in patients using transverse oscillation ultrasound

Transverse oscillation (TO) ultrasound is an angle-independent technique that can visualize the complex flow-patterns of the blood in the veins, which in theory will result in a more accurate measurement of its velocity.

Using Navier-Stokes equations it is possible to calculate local pressure gradients from the velocity data. By scanning patients with TO and comparing the results with a golden standard, it will then be possible to test the validity of the technique in vivo.

The aim of this research project is to test the validity of TO in a clinical enviroment.

The project is a cooperation between Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital and DTU