New imaging technology: Measurement of myocardial perfusion by contrast echocardiography

David N. Rubin, James D. Thomas*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Myocardial perfusion imaging has long been a goal for the non-invasive echocardiographic assessment of the heart. However, many factors at play in perfusion imaging have made this goal elusive. Harmonic imaging and triggered imaging with newer contrast agents have made myocardial perfusion imaging potentially practical in the very near future. The application of indicator dilution theory to the coronary circulation and bubble contrast agents is fraught with complexities and sources of error, Therefore, quantification of myocardial perfusion by non-invasive echocardiographic imaging requires further investigation in order to make this technique clinically viable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-226
Number of pages6
JournalCoronary Artery Disease
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 13 2000

Keywords

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Image processing
  • Indicator dilution
  • Myocardial perfusion
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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