Color flow imaging is essential to a comprehensive two-dimensional Doppler examination. This angiographic substitute provides unique qualitative information. Transesophageal echocardiography permits a uniformly high quality ultrasound image of the heart and cardiothoracic vessels and related structures. Color flow imaging also is an essential component of this newest examination. Unique applications of transesophageal echocardiography color flow imaging fall into four categories: (1) diagnosis and qualitative assessment of regurgitant lesions, in particular the mitral valve; (2) shunt diagnosis, in particular atrial septal defect and partial anomalous pulmonary venous connections; (3) vascular anatomy, in particular thoracic aorta, and lastly (4) appreciation of normal and abnormal blood flow patterns not easily assessed by other imaging modalities, including precordial two-dimensional echocardiography and color flow imaging.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging