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Improved cardiac anthropomorphic phantom.
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PMID:  7933027     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An improved cardiac sonographic phantom is described that simulates the anatomy of the human heart for applications as a low cost quality assurance and training tool in echocardiography. The major new feature in the phantom is the development of a polyurethane sponge left ventricle, which mimics the myocardium during sonographic imaging while undergoing hydraulic pumping. The left ventricle, including prosthetic mechanical mitral and aortic valves, is housed in an optically transparent Lexan chamber or in a tissue mimicking polyurethane rubber torso. Additional new features include a port for transesophageal imaging, and an adjustable calibrated stroke volume on the piston pump, which can serve as a standard for echocardiographic stroke volume measurement. B-scans of the phantom show excellent image quality in all three standard echocardiographic views as well as in transesophageal scanning.
S W Smith; M P Combs; D B Adams; J A Kisslo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0278-4297     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ultrasound Med     Publication Date:  1994 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-11-10     Completed Date:  1994-11-10     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211547     Medline TA:  J Ultrasound Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  601-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina.
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MeSH Terms
Equipment Design
Heart Valve Prosthesis
Models, Cardiovascular*
Models, Structural*
Stroke Volume
Ventricular Function, Left
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