Echocardiography is the most commonly used imaging technique in current clinical cardiology practice and is usually performed using a monoplane approach. In recent years new matrix-array transducers have become available that allow the real-time simultaneous display of two or more echocardiographic scanning planes from the same acoustic window. This multiplane approach is particularly interesting as it may reduce, during the examination, the number of probe movements and consequently facilitate image acquisition. In some clinical applications, moreover, the multiplane approach improves both accuracy and reproducibility of echocardiography. This review evaluates the state of the art of multiplane echocardiography and discusses possible clinical applications, advantages and limitations of this technique.
|Translated title of the contribution||Real-time multiplane echocardiography. Current applications, limits and perspectives|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine