Fetal cardiac function assessed by spatio-temporal image correlation

Fetal cardiac function assessed by spatio-temporal image correlation

Author Simioni, Christiane Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Machado Nardozza, Luciano Marcondes Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Araujo Junior, Edward Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Rolo, Liliam Cristine Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Terasaka, Ohanna Ana Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Zamith, Marina Maccagnano Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Moron, Antonio Fernandes Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) ultrasound have been proposed to be valuable tools for the examination of fetal heart. Spatio-temporal image correlation (STIC) is a technique that adds a time component to 3D ultrasound imaging of the fetal heart, so we can evaluate cardiac structures as a 4D cine sequence containing information of one full cardiac cycle. STIC gives the investigator the opportunity to freeze the displayed cardiac loop in end-diastolic and end-systolic phases. By STIC, 3D measurements of both the left and right ventricle can be used to calculate fetal heart stroke volume, cardiac output and ejection fraction, and expressions of cardiac function. the ultimate goal of STIC technique is to improve fetal cardiac function analysis by decreasing the dependency on operator skills required by two-dimensional ultrasound.In this article, we describe literature practical approach for the examination of the fetal heart function using 4D ultrasound by STIC technique.
Keywords Fetal heart
Cardiac function
Three-dimensional ultrasound
Language English
Date 2011-07-01
Published in Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Heidelberg: Springer Heidelberg, v. 284, n. 1, p. 253-260, 2011.
ISSN 0932-0067 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Springer
Extent 253-260
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00404-010-1813-6
Access rights Closed access
Type Letter
Web of Science ID WOS:000291482900040
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/33844

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