Computer Analysis of the Ultrasonic Echocardiogram
Ultrasonic echocardiography (UCG) has been widely used as a noninvasive, safe and reliable diagnostic tool in clinical medicine. Measurement techniques using ultrasound have been proposed during the past decade. In using a UCG, a short burst of ultrasound is emitted through the body surface from a transducer. Echoes reflected at the borders between two media of different acoustic impedance are caught using the same transducer as a receiver. An Mmode display of the ultrasonic echocardiogram gives much useful information on the internal structure and dynamic characteristics of the heart. However, ultrasonic echocardiograms are usually stored as data in a strip chart or as photography and the analysis of the data to evaluate the cardiac function quantitatively is performed manually by medical doctors consuming much of their time and energy.
KeywordsLeft Ventricle Interventricular Septum Cardiac Structure Video Tape Posterior Wall Thickness
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