Real-time three dimensional intracardiac echocardiography for guidance of cardiac interventional procedures

Published

Journal Article

We have tested the feasibility of real-time three dimensional intracardiac echocardiography for guidance of interventional electrophysiology studies. We have constructed 2D array ultrasound transducers operating at 5MHz with 64 channels in a 12 F catheter, and of 137 channels in an 8 F catheter with a 12 F flexible interconnect. The system produces up to 60 3D scans per second and features real-time volume rendering. Using an open chest sheep model, we obtained real-time 3D images of anatomical landmarks, including the pulmonary veins and coronary sinus, which are of value in electrophysiological procedures.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lee, W; Light, ED; Idriss, SF; Dixon-Tulloch, E; Wolf, PD; Smith, SW

Published Date

  • December 1, 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 /

Start / End Page

  • 1307 - 1310

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1051-0117

Citation Source

  • Scopus