This article describes currently used quantitative methods for analysis of data obtained during myocardial contrast echocardiography. The specific issues addressed are: obtaining time‐intensity curves from the myocardium in order to derive transit rates of microbubbles through the myocardium; defining spatial distribution of flow within a myocardial segment; and color‐coding algorithms used to define the extent and magnitude of hypoperfusion within a cross‐section of the heart. These methods are being adopted by several companies dealing with acquisition and analysis of echocardiographic data and should become available soon for clinical use.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||12|
|State||Published - Jul 1994|
- myocardial contrast echocardiography
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine