Ecocardiografia multiplanare in tempo reale. Applicazioni attuali, limiti e prospettive

Translated title of the contribution: Real-time multiplane echocardiography. Current applications, limits and perspectives

Donato Mele, Maurizio Galderisi, Luigi Badano, Eustachio Agricola, Stefano Nistri, Susanna Sciomer, Piercarlo Ballo, Simona Buralli, Antonello D'Andrea, Arcangelo D'Errico, Maria Angela Losi, Sergio Mondillo

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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 contributionReal-time multiplane echocardiography. Current applications, limits and perspectives
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)870-880
Number of pages11
JournalGiornale Italiano di Cardiologia
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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