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Abstract #2443

Title: a Novel Method for Dynamic Mechanical Analysis of Soft Viscoelastic Materials and Comparison to Magnetic Resonance Elastography.

Phillip J. Rossman1, Jun Chen1

1Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, United States

A new method for measuring the complex modulus of soft "tissue-like" materials using the basic principles of Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) is presented. Results are compared to to those obtiained using Magnetic Resonance Elastography (MRE).