Feasibility and Accuracy of Automated Software for Transthoracic 3D Left Ventricular Volume and Function Analysis: Comparisons with 2D Echocardiography, 3D Transthoracic Manual Method, and Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography

18 September Sep 2017 29 days ago
  • Tamborini G, Muratori M, Chiorino E, Mapelli M, Fusini L, Ali SG, Gripari P, Pontone G, Andreini D, Pepi M

Recently, a new automated software package (HeartModel) was developed to obtain three-dimensional (3D) left ventricular (LV) volumes using a model-based algorithm (MBA) with a "one-button" simple system and user-adjustable slider. The aims of this study were to verify the feasibility and accuracy of the MBA in comparison with other commonly used imaging techniques in a large unselected population, to evaluate possible accuracy improvements of free operator border adjustments or changes of the slider's default position, and to identify differences in method accuracy related to specific pathologies.

Reference
Tamborini G, Piazzese C, Lang RM, Muratori M, Chiorino E, Mapelli M, Fusini L, Ali SG, Gripari P, Pontone G, Andreini D, Pepi M. Feasibility and Accuracy of Automated Software for Transthoracic Three-Dimensional Left Ventricular Volume and Function Analysis: Comparisons with Two-Dimensional Echocardiography, Three-Dimensional Transthoracic Manual Method, and Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2017 Sep 12. pii: S0894-7317(17)30527-8. doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2017.06.026. [Epub ahead of print]

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