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First Experience with Three-Dimensional Speckle Tracking (3D Wall Motion Tracking) in Fetal Echocardiography.
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PMID:  25140494     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objectives: Fetal cardiac function can be quantified by different methods. This is the first approach of real three-dimensional(3 D)-based speckle tracking echocardiography in the fetus to assess different cardiac strain parameters. Methods: We present preliminary results of fetal global myocardial strain analyses. For fetal echocardiography a Toshiba Artida system was used. Based on an apical or basal four-chamber view of the fetal heart, raw data volumes with a high temporal resolution were acquired and digitally stored. Results: 8 individual healthy fetuses with an echocardiogram performed between 21 and 37 weeks of gestation were included. The mean temporal resolution was 31.2 ± 4.3 volumes per second (vps). Basic parameters such as longitudinal and circumferential strain as well as advanced 3 D myocardial motion patterns such as area strain, rotation, twist and torsion were assessed. Conclusion: Currently the assessment of fetal myocardial deformation parameters by 3 D speckle tracking seems to be technically feasible only in individual cases. In the future further development of this technique is necessary to improve its application in fetal echocardiography.
C Enzensberger; J Degenhardt; A Tenzer; A Doelle; R Axt-Fliedner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-8-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ultraschall in der Medizin (Stuttgart, Germany : 1980)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1438-8782     ISO Abbreviation:  Ultraschall Med     Publication Date:  2014 Aug 
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Created Date:  2014-8-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8303585     Medline TA:  Ultraschall Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York.
Vernacular Title:
Erste Erfahrung mit dreidimensionalem Speckle Tracking (3D Wall Motion Tracking) in der fetalen Echokardiografie.
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