Placing faith in numbers: Quantification of perfusion with myocardial contrast echocardiography

Jonathan R. Lindner, Jiri Sklenar

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    At least for the near term, the assessment of myocardial perfusion with non-invasive imaging will be the domain of the clinician and not the computer. The development of automated or semi-automated computerized quantification programs has been driven by the need to enhance the performance of the human interpreter. To this end, the relative impact of new technologies for quantification must be evaluated in terms of whether a technology can improve diagnostic accuracy, standardize interpretation, and derive numerical values that have some clinical consequence.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1814-1816
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of the American College of Cardiology
    Issue number10
    StatePublished - May 19 2004


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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