Pedro Marcos-Alberca

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Strain Rate (SR) Imaging is a recent imaging technique that provides information about regional myocardial deformation by measuring local compression and expansion rates. SR can be obtained by calculating the local in-plane velocity gradients along the ultrasound beam from Doppler Tissue velocity data. However, SR calculations are very dependent on the(More)
BACKGROUND Preliminary experimental data have shown a nonuniform distribution of myocardial velocities (MVs) across the myocardial wall in normal conditions. However, after ischemic damage to the myocardium, a different pattern of reduction in the myocardial layers has been reported. The aim of this study is to analyze the spatial distribution of MVs and(More)
Assessment of intramyocardial perfusion by contrast echocardiography is a promising new technique that allows to obtain quantitative parameters for the assessment of ischemic disease. In this work, a new methodology and a software prototype developed for this task are presented. It has been validated with Coherent Contrast Imaging (CCI®) images acquired(More)
—This paper presents a methodology and a software package developed to quantify M-mode tissue Doppler imaging (TDI), defining a number of quantitative parameters drawn from velocity and gradient curves obtained after segmenting the myocardial wall into anatomical layers. The independent clinical predictive value of these parameters to detect motion(More)
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