Backscatter imaging and myocardial tissue characterization

James G. Miller, Julio E. Perez, Samuel A. Wickline, Steven L. Baldwin, Benico Barzilai, Victor Davila-Roman, Russell J. Fedewa, Ann E. Finch-Johnston, Christopher S. Hall, Scott M. Handley, Franklin D. Hockett, Mark R. Holland, Attila Kovacs, Gregory M. Lanza, Stephen H. Lewis

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The goal of myocardial ultrasonic tissue characterization is to complement two-dimensional and Doppler echocardiography by providing information (such as assessment of regional viability based on localized values of backscatter) beyond that derived from an assessment of myocardial dimensions and motion. Quantitative backscatter imaging can be subdivided into three broad areas: 1) direct applications, in which specific pathologies are identified and monitored, 2) indirect applications, in which quantitative techniques designed for use in tissue characterization serve to expand the role of echocardiography, and 3) contributions to the understanding of cardiac structure and function.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1373-1383
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium
StatePublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 International Ultrasonics Symposium - Sendai, Miyagi, Jpn
Duration: Oct 5 1998Oct 8 1998


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