Relation between the number of image planes and the accuracy of three-dimensional echocardiography for measuring left ventricular volumes and ejection fraction.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The relation between accuracy of 3-dimensional echocardiography (3DE) in determining left ventricular end-diastolic volume, end-systolic volume, and ejection fraction (compared with magnetic resonance imaging) and the number of component planes used for 3DE ventricular reconstruction was evaluated in 41 adult subjects with normal (n = 24) and abnormal (n = 17) left ventricles. Accuracy and confidence of 3DE gradually increased with use of additional component planes, so that > or = 10 planes from both parasternal and apical windows provided 3DE reconstructions that accurately predict magnetic resonance imaging-measured left ventricular volumes and ejection fraction with confidence.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Danias, PG; Chuang, ML; Parker, RA; Beaudin, RA; Mooney, MG; Manning, WJ; Douglas, PS; Hibberd, MG

Published Date

  • December 1, 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 82 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1431 - A9

PubMed ID

  • 9856934

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9149

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0002-9149(98)00657-2


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States