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Quantitative three dimensional echocardiography: Methodology, validation, and clinical applications

  • Florence H. Sheehan
  • Edward L. Bolson
  • Roy W. Martin
  • Gerard Bashein
  • John McDonald
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1496)

Abstract

Three dimensional (3D) ultrasound imaging provides the most accurate measurement of the volume of the heart’s left ventricle. We have developed methods for acquiring and quantitatively analyzing 3D echocardiograms to measure the size, shape, and function not only of the left ventricle but also the mitral annulus and other structures in the mitral apparatus. These methods provide a powerful tool to investigate structure-function relationships, evaluate surgical procedures, and assess patient prognosis.

Keywords

Mitral Valve Papillary Muscle Mitral Annulus Functional Mitral Regurgitation Left Ventricle Volume 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Florence H. Sheehan
    • 1
  • Edward L. Bolson
    • 1
  • Roy W. Martin
    • 2
  • Gerard Bashein
    • 2
  • John McDonald
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. of Medicine/CardiologyUniversity of WashingtonSeattle
  2. 2.Dept. AnesthesiologyUniversity of WashingtonSeattle
  3. 3.Dept. StatisticsUniversity of WashingtonSeattle

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