Three-dimensional modeling of the mitral valve for surgical planning in a pediatric patient: A case-based discussion of the technical challenges of segmentation and printing from 3D transthoracic echocardiographic datasets.

Journal Article

Abnormal atrioventricular valve present great challenges to the surgeon in achieving a successful repair, and thus present a great opportunity for enhanced 3D imaging to guide pre- and intra-operative management. Spatial and temporal resolution of 3D echocardiography enables 3D printing of valve morphology. However, non-linearity, angle dependence, speckle, blur, and resampling complicate segmentation compared to computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). A case of complex mitral valve disease in a pediatric patient is therefore presented to illustrate the technical challenges of segmentation and 3D printing from echocardiographic data.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sturgeon, GM; Andersen, ND; Campbell, MJ; Barker, PCA

Published Date

  • November 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 38 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1978 - 1983

PubMed ID

  • 34719050

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1540-8175

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/echo.15239


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States