Computerized processing of two-dimensional echocardiograms for the quantification of left ventricular regional contractility.

A new practical method of computer digital image processing of two-dimensional echocardiograms was developed for the quantification of the left ventricular regional contractility. Short axis, cross-sectional images of the left ventricle at the levels of the mitral valve, papillary muscle and apex were recorded by a phased array sector scanner. The echo data… CONTINUE READING