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|Title:||Fetal cardiac function assessed by spatio-temporal image correlation|
|Authors:||Simioni, Christiane [UNIFESP]|
Machado Nardozza, Luciano Marcondes [UNIFESP]
Araujo Junior, Edward [UNIFESP]
Rolo, Liliam Cristine [UNIFESP]
Terasaka, Ohanna Ana [UNIFESP]
Zamith, Marina Maccagnano [UNIFESP]
Moron, Antonio Fernandes [UNIFESP]
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
|Citation:||Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Heidelberg: Springer Heidelberg, v. 284, n. 1, p. 253-260, 2011.|
|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.|
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