Although 3D echocardiography (3DE) circumvents many limitations of 2D echocardiography by allowing direct measurements of left ventricular (LV) mass, it is seldom used in clinical practice due to time-consuming analysis. A recently developed 3DE machine learning (ML) approach allows automated determination of LV mass. We aimed to evaluate the accuracy of this new approach by comparing it to cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) reference and to conventional 3DE volumetric analysis.
Volpato V, Mor-Avi V, Narang A, Prater D, Gonçalves A, Tamborini G, Fusini L, Pepi M, Patel AR, Lang RM. Automated, machine learning-based, 3D echocardiographic quantification of left ventricular mass. Echocardiography 2018 Dec 28. doi: 10.1111/echo.14234. [Epub ahead of print]