Quantification of Images Obtained During Myocardial Contrast Echocardiography

ANANDA R. JAYAWEERA, JIRI SKLENAR, SANJIV KAUL

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    Abstract

    This article describes currently used quantitative methods for analysis of data obtained during myocardial contrast echocardiography. The specific issues addressed are: obtaining time‐intensity curves from the myocardium in order to derive transit rates of microbubbles through the myocardium; defining spatial distribution of flow within a myocardial segment; and color‐coding algorithms used to define the extent and magnitude of hypoperfusion within a cross‐section of the heart. These methods are being adopted by several companies dealing with acquisition and analysis of echocardiographic data and should become available soon for clinical use.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)385-396
    Number of pages12
    JournalEchocardiography
    Volume11
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jul 1994

    Keywords

    • myocardial contrast echocardiography
    • quantification

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
    • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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