Transthoracic echocardiography: Improved practice by real-time 3D acquisition and automation

Kuan Chih Huang, Jiunn Lee Lin, Lung Chun Lin

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Right ventricular ejection fraction (RVEF) has been approved of important prognostic in many cardiac diseases. However, RVEF in these studies was mostly evaluated by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR), radionuclide imaging or even angiography, but not the most accessible echocardiography. Most difficulties of right ventricular assessment by two-dimensional echocardiography come from the unusual crescent shape, the anterior location and the complex contraction mechanism. With recently available dedicated software, three-dimensional echocardiography should bring the innate accessibility in to full play, putting in the last piece, the right ventricle, of puzzle of ventricles.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRight Heart Pathology
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Mechanism to Management
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783319737645
ISBN (Print)9783319737638
Publication statusPublished - May 31 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Automatic analysis
  • Imaging acquisition
  • Morphological remodeling
  • Right ventricular ejection fraction
  • Three-dimensional echocardiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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