Adult congenital heart disease: use of transthoracic echocardiography versus magnetic resonance imaging scanning.

@article{Simpson1995AdultCH,
  title={Adult congenital heart disease: use of transthoracic echocardiography versus magnetic resonance imaging scanning.},
  author={Iain A. Simpson and David J. Sahn},
  journal={American journal of cardiac imaging},
  year={1995},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={29-37}
}
There are many potential imaging modalities available for the assessment of patients with adult congenital heart disease, yet a dearth of information exists as to their comparative clinical value. Transthoracic echocardiography provides high-resolution, real-time imaging of intracardiac structures and is well suited to the investigation of these patients. It is limited by problems of acoustic penetration that vary from patient to patient, and rarely provides high-quality images of the great… CONTINUE READING