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Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015 Jan;16(1):1-11. doi: 10.1093/ehjci/jeu184. Epub 2014 Dec 18.

Definitions for a common standard for 2D speckle tracking echocardiography: consensus document of the EACVI/ASE/Industry Task Force to standardize deformation imaging.

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1
Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Catholic University Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.
2
Department of Engineering and Architecture, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA.
3
GE Healthcare, Haifa, Israel.
4
Menzies Research Institute of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia.
5
Siemens Medical Solutions, Ultrasound Division, Mountain View, CA, USA.
6
Tomtec Imaging Systems, Unterschleissheim, Germany.
7
Esaote S.p.A., Genova, Italy.
8
Hitachi Aloka Medical Ltd, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo, Japan.
9
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation, Otawara-shi, Tochigi-ken, Japan.
10
Philips Healthcare, Ultrasound, Andover, MA, USA.
11
SamsungMedison, Seoul, Korea.
12
Epsilon Imaging, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
13
Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA.
14
Division of Cardiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
15
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA.
16
Cardiovascular Imaging Center, Department of Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA.
17
Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences, University of Padova, School of Medicine, Via Giustiniani 2, Padova 35128, Italy lpbadano@gmail.com.

Abstract

Recognizing the critical need for standardization in strain imaging, in 2010, the European Association of Echocardiography (now the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging, EACVI) and the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) invited technical representatives from all interested vendors to participate in a concerted effort to reduce intervendor variability of strain measurement. As an initial product of the work of the EACVI/ASE/Industry initiative to standardize deformation imaging, we prepared this technical document which is intended to provide definitions, names, abbreviations, formulas, and procedures for calculation of physical quantities derived from speckle tracking echocardiography and thus create a common standard.

KEYWORDS:

Definitions; Deformation imaging; Echocardiography; Left ventricle; Myocardial; Speckle tracking; Standard; Strain; Strain rate; Two-dimensional

PMID:
25525063
DOI:
10.1093/ehjci/jeu184
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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