Standardization of left atrial, right ventricular, and right atrial deformation imaging using two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography: A consensus document of the EACVI/ASE/Industry Task Force to standardize deformation imaging

Luigi P. Badano*, Theodore J. Kolias, Denisa Muraru, Theodore P. Abraham, Gerard Aurigemma, Thor Edvardsen, Jan D'Hooge, Erwan Donal, Alan G. Fraser, Thomas Marwick, Luc Mertens, Bogdan A. Popescu, Partho P. Sengupta, Patrizio Lancellotti, James D. Thomas, Jens Uwe Voigt

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Abstract

The EACVI/ASE/Industry Task Force to standardize deformation imaging prepared this consensus document to standardize definitions and techniques for using two-dimensional (2D) speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) to assess left atrial, right ventricular, and right atrial myocardial deformation. This document is intended for both the technical engineering community and the clinical community at large to provide guidance on selecting the functional parameters to measure and how to measure them using 2D STE. This document aims to represent a significant step forward in the collaboration between the scientific societies and the industry since technical specifications of the software packages designed to post-process echocardiographic datasets have been agreed and shared before their actual development. Hopefully, this will lead to more clinically oriented software packages which will be better tailored to clinical needs and will allow industry to save time and resources in their development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)591-600
Number of pages10
JournalEuropean heart journal cardiovascular Imaging
Volume19
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2018

Keywords

  • 2D speckle tracking
  • booster function
  • conduit function
  • deformation imaging
  • echocardiography
  • free wall
  • left atrium
  • reservoir function
  • right atrium
  • right ventricle
  • strain
  • strain rate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Badano, L. P., Kolias, T. J., Muraru, D., Abraham, T. P., Aurigemma, G., Edvardsen, T., D'Hooge, J., Donal, E., Fraser, A. G., Marwick, T., Mertens, L., Popescu, B. A., Sengupta, P. P., Lancellotti, P., Thomas, J. D., & Voigt, J. U. (2018). Standardization of left atrial, right ventricular, and right atrial deformation imaging using two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography: A consensus document of the EACVI/ASE/Industry Task Force to standardize deformation imaging. European heart journal cardiovascular Imaging, 19(6), 591-600. https://doi.org/10.1093/ehjci/jey042