Characterization of ultrasound reflection patterns caused by the ribs associated with ultrasound imaging of the spleen.


We are performing this study to determine how ultrasound echo patterns vary based on the location of an ultrasound transducer over the ribs when targeting the spleen. The information gathered will be used to improve portable, low cost splenic ultrasound stimulation devices currently under investigation as immunomodulatory therapies.

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18 Years and over
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
Inclusion Criteria:
Males and females aged 18 and older
Exclusion Criteria:
-Individuals who have undergone splenectomy -Individuals with breathing difficulties -Individuals unable to maintain these body positions: sitting, sitting with a 45? recline, lying on back (supine), lying on right side, and lying face down (prone) comfortably and independently -Individuals with breathing difficulties and/or individuals for whom modification of breathing patterns is difficult or uncomfortable. -Individuals who are unable to consent due to language barriers, illiteracy, or lacking the capacity to consent (see Vulnerable Populations section) -Pregnant women

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Morgan Newhoff