Cardiac biplane strain imaging : initial in vivo experience

R.G.P. Lopata, M.E. Nillesen, C.N. Verrijp, S.K. Singh, M.M.Y. Lammens, J.A.W.M. Laak, van der, H.B. Wetten, van, J.M. Thijssen, L. Kapusta, C.L. Korte, de

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In this study, first we propose a biplane strain imaging method using a commercial ultrasound system, yielding estimation of the strain in three orthogonal directions. Secondly, an animal model of a child's heart was introduced that is suitable to simulate congenital heart disease and was used to test the method in vivo. The proposed approach can serve as a framework to monitor the development of cardiac hypertrophy and fibrosis. A 2D strain estimation technique using radio frequency (RF) ultrasound data was applied. Biplane image acquisition was performed at a relatively low frame rate (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)963-979
Number of pages17
JournalPhysics in Medicine and Biology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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