Trends in myocardial contrast echocardiography: Parameteric versus volumetric imaging

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Abstract

It is now possible to perform myocardial contrast echocardiography at the bedside with an intravenous injection of commercially available contrast media. Although myocardial contrast echocardiography is a sensitive method for the detection of coronary stenosis and myocardial viability, its diagnosis has relied largely on the subjective interpretation of regional perfuslon by experienced clinicians. Thus, quantification of myocardial contrast echocardiography data and displaying comprehensive images have been necessary for its routine application. In this review, new methods for quantifying or displaying myocardial contrast echocardiography parameters will be introduced: firstly, parametric imaging that displays the parameters of myocardial blood volume, blood flow velocity and myocardial blood flow separately; and secondly, color-coded maps of myocardial blood volume established from one myocardial contrast echocardiography image. These quantitative techniques can provide comprehensive and easy-to-understand images, although the quality of the baseline image remains a critical factor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-142
Number of pages10
JournalExpert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Echocardiography
Blood Volume
Blood Flow Velocity
Coronary Stenosis
Intravenous Injections
Contrast Media
Color

Keywords

  • Blood flow
  • Contrast agent
  • Coronary stenosis
  • Echocardiography
  • microcirculation
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Myocardial ischemia
  • Myocardial viability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Trends in myocardial contrast echocardiography : Parameteric versus volumetric imaging. / Itoh, Hiroshi.

In: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy, Vol. 3, No. 1, 01.2005, p. 133-142.

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