Reproducibility of myocardial ultrasonic backscatter parameters in man

D. F. Vitale, G. Lauria, N. Pelaggi, G. Gerundo, D. Leosco, C. Rengo, F. Rengo

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Tissue characterization of myocardium by means of ultrasound waves backscattered from the heart has been used to differentiate pathologic properties of the heart. Cardiomyopathy, hypertrophy, and ischemia modulate the interactions between ultrasound and myocardial tissue that can be detected and used as disease markers in the clinical management of patients. The authors assess the reproducibility of parameters computed from ultrasound signals backscattered from ischemic myocardium. They tested the reproducibility in the parameters used to differentiate normal from abnormal behavior in order to assess the error inherent in these parameters. Reversible ischemia induces reversible changes in the four backscatter parameters considered. There is excellent reproducibility in the backscatter parameters considered.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputers in Cardiology
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)081862485X
Publication statusPublished - 1992
EventProceedings of the 18th Annual Conference on Computers in Cardiology - Venice, Italy
Duration: Sep 23 1991Sep 26 1991


OtherProceedings of the 18th Annual Conference on Computers in Cardiology
CityVenice, Italy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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