Non-Invasive Test of Soft Tissue for Tissue Reaction in Needle Biopsy
Needle biopsy is a widely used medical procedure in which a tissue sample is cut and removed by needle for examination to identify and diagnose cancer and other diseases. Predictions of soft tissue deformation and reaction caused by needle insertion are important for the accuracy of this procedure. In this paper, in order to aquire the properties of soft tissue, indentation experiments of porcine livers are performed as non-invasive test to measure the force response depending on time in various indentation depth and indentation velocities conditions. A nonlinear least square method on Matlab have been created to fit the indentation results. According to the experimental and fitting indentation force-time curves, the coefficients of Neo-Hookean model and Kelvin model which are selected to develop the nonlinear model of porcine liver are acquired . Finally, a finite element model of liver based on experimental data is finally developed and succeeds in simulating the stress relaxation character and force-time curve. This finite element model and methodology can be used to investigate soft tissue reaction in needle biopsy.
M. Liu et al., "Non-Invasive Test of Soft Tissue for Tissue Reaction in Needle Biopsy", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 66-68, pp. 983-988, 2011