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Real Time Two-Dimensional Echocardiography
Author(s): O. T. von Ramm; F. L. Thurstone; J. Kisslo
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Paper Abstract

Edler and Hertz, in 1954, reported the first application of pulsed echo ultrasound to cardiac examinations. Since then, many studies have indicated the clinical usefulness of this technique establishing echocardiography as a valuable non-invasive procedure for the assessment of many cardiac abnormalities. Current clinical methods of echocardiography revolve about the utilization of A and T-M display mode ultrasound systems. These systems, although permitting visualization of cardiac motion, provide only one-dimensional echo information about the structures under investigation so that spatial geometries must be reconstructed mentally from a series of one-dimensional sonic interrogations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1975
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0047, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine III, (1 February 1975); doi: 10.1117/12.954031
Show Author Affiliations
O. T. von Ramm, Duke University (United States)
F. L. Thurstone, Duke University (United States)
J. Kisslo, Duke University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0047:
Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine III
Paul L. Carson; Edward L. Chaney; William R. Hendee, Editor(s)

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