An operator interactive video system for the measurement of roentgen angiographically outlined structures is described. Left ventricular volume and three-dimensional shapes are calculated from up to 200 pairs of diameters measured from ventriculograms at the rate of 60 pairs of biplane images per second. The accuracy and reproducibility of volumes calculated by the system were established by analysis of roentgenograms of inanimate objects of known volume and by comparison of left ventricular stroke volumes calculated by the system with the stroke volumes calculated by indicator-dilution technique and aortic root electromagnetic flowmeter. Computer-generated display of the large amounts of data obtained by the videometry system is described.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine