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The inherent mathematical error factors in the radiological determination of heart volume.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  664119     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
When heart volume is calculated from two X-ray projections, part of the error is due to the fact that the formulas employed are not mathematically exact. This error was calculated for a variety of shapes and positions of the heart. The results indicate that this error may reach about 30% for hearts of fairly ordinary shape. When the standard projections are used, horizontally positioned hearts are particularly liable to give rise to large errors of this kind.
G O Sperber
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Upsala journal of medical sciences     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0300-9734     ISO Abbreviation:  Ups. J. Med. Sci.     Publication Date:  1978  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-08-14     Completed Date:  1978-08-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0332203     Medline TA:  Ups J Med Sci     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  89-95     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Volume*
Heart / radiography*
Models, Biological

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