Automated quantification of diastolic filling parameters from cardiac Doppler ultrasound

Andrew F. Hall, Sándor J. Kovács

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In order to extract quantitative physiological information from cardiac Doppler velocity data, precise contour determination is required. We have previously shown that computation of Parametrized Diastolic Filling (PDF) parameters [1] from the clinical diastolic Doppler velocity profile (DVP) can be accomplished by manual comparison of PDF model predicted to clinically recorded DVP. However, visual DVP contour estimation as well as comparison of PDF model prediction to the DVP requires hand tracing, is inherently subjective and is prone to interobserver variations. Using the cardiac Doppler ultrasound acoustic signal we developed a computer based method of DVP computation. When applied to the E wave of the human diastolic transmitral DVP, our method allowed automated computation of PDF parameters, equivalent to automated solution of the 'inverse' problem of diastole.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication1992 Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)0780305620
StatePublished - 1992
Event1992 Ultrasonics Symposium - Tucson, United States
Duration: Oct 20 1992Oct 23 1992

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium
ISSN (Print)1051-0117


Conference1992 Ultrasonics Symposium
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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