Three-dimensional echocardiography by semi-automatic border detection in assessment of left ventricular volume and ejection fraction: comparison with magnetic resonance imaging.

The feasibility of three-dimensional echocardiographic reconstruction by semi-automatic border detection to assess left ventricular volume and function was investigated in a clinically applicable setting in 23 patients with various cardiac diseases and 7 normal volunteers. The commercial equipment permits digital acquisition of three apical orthogonal views… (More)