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|Title: ||Fact or Artifact in Two-Dimensional Echocardiography: Avoiding Misdiagnosis and Missed Diagnosis|
|Authors: ||Bertrand, Philippe|
Levine, Robert A.
Isselbacher, Eric M.
|Issue Date: ||2016|
|Citation: ||JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, 29 (5), p. 381-391|
|Abstract: ||Two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography is the most widely used noninvasive imaging modality for the evaluation and diagnosis of cardiac pathology. However, because of the physical properties of ultrasound waves and specifics in ultrasound image reconstruction, cardiologists are often confronted with ultrasound image artifacts. It is particularly important to recognize such artifacts in order to avoid misdiagnosis of conditions ranging from aortic dissection to thrombosis and endocarditis. This overview article summarizes the most common image artifacts encountered in routine clinical practice, along with explanations of their physical mechanisms and guidance in avoiding their misinterpretation.|
|Notes: ||[Bertrand, Philippe B.; Vandervoort, Pieter M.] Ziekenhuis Oost Limburg, Dept Cardiol, Schiepse Bos 6, B-3600 Genk, Belgium. [Bertrand, Philippe B.; Vandervoort, Pieter M.] Hasselt Univ, Fac Med & Life Sci, Hasselt, Belgium. [Levine, Robert A.] Massachusetts Gen Hosp, Cardiac Ultrasound Lab, Boston, MA 02114 USA. [Isselbacher, Eric M.] Massachusetts Gen Hosp, Thorac Aort Ctr, Boston, MA 02114 USA.|
|ISI #: ||000375139300004|
|Type: ||Journal Contribution|
|Validation: ||ecoom, 2017|
|Appears in Collections: ||Research publications|
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