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EAE/ASE recommendations for image acquisition and display using three-dimensional echocardiography


Lang, RM and Badano, LP and Tsang, W and Adams, DH and Agricola, E and Buck, T and Faletra, FF and Franke, A and Hung, J and Perez de Isla, L and Kamp, O and Kasprzak, JD and Lancellotti, P and Marwick, TH and McCulloch, ML and Monaghan, MJ and Nihoyannopoulos, P and Pandian, NG and Pellikka, PA and Pepi, M and Roberson, DA and Shernan, SK and Shirali, GS and Sugeng, L and Ten Cate, FJ and Vannan, MA and Zamorano, JL and Zoghbi, WA, EAE/ASE recommendations for image acquisition and display using three-dimensional echocardiography, Journal American Society of Echocardiography, 25, (1) pp. 3-46. ISSN 0894-7317 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.echo.2011.11.010


Three-dimensional (3D) echocardiographic (3DE) imaging represents a major innovation in cardiovascular ultrasound. Advancements in computer and transducer technologies permit real-time 3DE acquisition and presentation of cardiac structures from any spatial point of view. The usefulness of 3D echocardiography has been demonstrated in (1) the evaluation of cardiac chamber volumes and mass, which avoids geometric assumptions; (2) the assessment of regional left ventricular (LV) wall motion and quantification of systolic dyssynchrony; (3) presentation of realistic views of heart valves; (4) volumetric evaluation of regurgitant lesions and shunts with 3DE color Doppler imaging; and (5) 3DE stress imaging. However, for 3D echocardiography to be implemented in routine clinical practice, a full understanding of its technical principles and a systematic approach to image acquisition and analysis are required. The main goal of this document is to provide a practical guide on how to acquire, analyze, and display the various cardiac structures using 3D echocardiography, as well as limitations of the technique. In addition, this document describes the current and potential clinical applications of 3D echocardiography along with their strengths and weaknesses.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:echocardiography, two-dimensional, three-dimensional, transthoracic, transesophageal
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Cardiovascular medicine and haematology
Research Field:Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Marwick, TH (Professor Tom Marwick)
ID Code:91225
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:585
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2014-05-12
Last Modified:2014-06-23

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