Cardiac biplane strain imaging: initial in vivo experience

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

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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
JournalPhysics in Medicine and Biology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 21 Feb 2010

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