Three- and four-dimensional cardiovascular ultrasound imaging: A new era for echocardiography

Marek Belohlavek, D. A. Foley, T. C. Gerber, T. M. Kinter, James F Greenleaf, J. B. Seward

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

110 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Three-dimensional and four-dimensional ultrasonography were pioneered in the 1960s yet have been used little clinically. Only recently have advances in cardiovascular ultrasound equipment and in digital image storage, manipulation, and display techniques made three- and four-dimensional imaging clinically feasible. In this report, we review the historical development of these technologies during 3 decades to their culmination in current state- of-the-art technology. Examples of such multidimensional images are presented, with special emphasis on clinical applications. Although several limitations persist, three-dimensional cardiovascular ultrasonography seems likely to enhance imaging of the heart and vessels in a manner similar to the advent of two-dimensional echocardiography in the M-mode era. Clinician- scientists will soon be able to extract an object, such as the heart, from the body electronically for the purpose of anatomic, functional, and histologic analysis without adverse effect on the patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-240
Number of pages20
JournalMayo Clinic Proceedings
Volume68
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1993

Fingerprint

Echocardiography
Ultrasonography
Technology
Equipment and Supplies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

Three- and four-dimensional cardiovascular ultrasound imaging : A new era for echocardiography. / Belohlavek, Marek; Foley, D. A.; Gerber, T. C.; Kinter, T. M.; Greenleaf, James F; Seward, J. B.

In: Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Vol. 68, No. 3, 1993, p. 221-240.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Belohlavek, Marek ; Foley, D. A. ; Gerber, T. C. ; Kinter, T. M. ; Greenleaf, James F ; Seward, J. B. / Three- and four-dimensional cardiovascular ultrasound imaging : A new era for echocardiography. In: Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 1993 ; Vol. 68, No. 3. pp. 221-240.
@article{181ad9b946ac49789c965c9dde13a964,
title = "Three- and four-dimensional cardiovascular ultrasound imaging: A new era for echocardiography",
abstract = "Three-dimensional and four-dimensional ultrasonography were pioneered in the 1960s yet have been used little clinically. Only recently have advances in cardiovascular ultrasound equipment and in digital image storage, manipulation, and display techniques made three- and four-dimensional imaging clinically feasible. In this report, we review the historical development of these technologies during 3 decades to their culmination in current state- of-the-art technology. Examples of such multidimensional images are presented, with special emphasis on clinical applications. Although several limitations persist, three-dimensional cardiovascular ultrasonography seems likely to enhance imaging of the heart and vessels in a manner similar to the advent of two-dimensional echocardiography in the M-mode era. Clinician- scientists will soon be able to extract an object, such as the heart, from the body electronically for the purpose of anatomic, functional, and histologic analysis without adverse effect on the patient.",
author = "Marek Belohlavek and Foley, {D. A.} and Gerber, {T. C.} and Kinter, {T. M.} and Greenleaf, {James F} and Seward, {J. B.}",
year = "1993",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "68",
pages = "221--240",
journal = "Mayo Clinic Proceedings",
issn = "0025-6196",
publisher = "Elsevier Science",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Three- and four-dimensional cardiovascular ultrasound imaging

T2 - A new era for echocardiography

AU - Belohlavek, Marek

AU - Foley, D. A.

AU - Gerber, T. C.

AU - Kinter, T. M.

AU - Greenleaf, James F

AU - Seward, J. B.

PY - 1993

Y1 - 1993

N2 - Three-dimensional and four-dimensional ultrasonography were pioneered in the 1960s yet have been used little clinically. Only recently have advances in cardiovascular ultrasound equipment and in digital image storage, manipulation, and display techniques made three- and four-dimensional imaging clinically feasible. In this report, we review the historical development of these technologies during 3 decades to their culmination in current state- of-the-art technology. Examples of such multidimensional images are presented, with special emphasis on clinical applications. Although several limitations persist, three-dimensional cardiovascular ultrasonography seems likely to enhance imaging of the heart and vessels in a manner similar to the advent of two-dimensional echocardiography in the M-mode era. Clinician- scientists will soon be able to extract an object, such as the heart, from the body electronically for the purpose of anatomic, functional, and histologic analysis without adverse effect on the patient.

AB - Three-dimensional and four-dimensional ultrasonography were pioneered in the 1960s yet have been used little clinically. Only recently have advances in cardiovascular ultrasound equipment and in digital image storage, manipulation, and display techniques made three- and four-dimensional imaging clinically feasible. In this report, we review the historical development of these technologies during 3 decades to their culmination in current state- of-the-art technology. Examples of such multidimensional images are presented, with special emphasis on clinical applications. Although several limitations persist, three-dimensional cardiovascular ultrasonography seems likely to enhance imaging of the heart and vessels in a manner similar to the advent of two-dimensional echocardiography in the M-mode era. Clinician- scientists will soon be able to extract an object, such as the heart, from the body electronically for the purpose of anatomic, functional, and histologic analysis without adverse effect on the patient.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0027526385&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0027526385&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

C2 - 8474264

AN - SCOPUS:0027526385

VL - 68

SP - 221

EP - 240

JO - Mayo Clinic Proceedings

JF - Mayo Clinic Proceedings

SN - 0025-6196

IS - 3

ER -