3-D freehand echocardiography for automatic left ventricle reconstruction and analysis based on multiple acoustic windows.
A new method is proposed to reconstruct and analyze the left ventricle (LV) from multiple acoustic window three-dimensional (3-D) ultrasound acquired using a transthoracic 3-D rotational probe. Prior research in this area has been based on one acoustic window acquisition. However, the data suffers from several limitations that degrade the reconstruction and reduce the clinical value of interpretation, such as the presence of shadow due to bone (ribs) and air (in the lungs) and motion of the p...Expand abstract
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