High-frame-rate echocardiography using diverging transmit beams and parallel receive beamforming

@article{Hasegawa2011HighframerateEU,
  title={High-frame-rate echocardiography using diverging transmit beams and parallel receive beamforming},
  author={Hideyuki Hasegawa and Hiroshi Kanai},
  journal={Journal of Medical Ultrasonics},
  year={2011},
  volume={38},
  pages={129-140}
}
Echocardiography is a widely used modality for diagnosis of the heart. It enables observation of the shape of the heart and estimation of global heart function based on B-mode and M-mode imaging. Subsequently, methods for estimating myocardial strain and strain rate have been developed to evaluate regional heart function. Furthermore, it has recently been shown that measurements of transmural transition of myocardial contraction/relaxation and propagation of vibration caused by closure of a… CONTINUE READING