Ultrasonic myocardial tissue characterization represents a relatively new diagnostic tool which allows integration of the conventional echocardiographic evaluation, in order to obtain specific textural parameters which reflect the myocardial ultrastructural texture. In particular, through this approach it is possible to obtain two different types of information: the first is static and consists of the absolute myocardial echo intensity that reflects the ultrastructural myocardial changes in different diseases; the second is dynamic and is related to the variations of echo intensity during the cardiac cycle which seem to be linked, even though not linearly, to the intrinsic myocardial contractility. Our research group has extensively applied this methodological approach to different pathophysiological models, in particular to essential hypertension. In the present review the technological evolution of the method and comparison with other research groups' experience with the specific pathophysiological models, are shown and discussed.
|Autori interni:||DI BELLO, VITANTONIO|
|Autori:||Di Bello V; Pedrinelli; R; Talini; E; Giorgi; D; Bertini; A; Dell'Omo; G; Paterni; M; Giusti; C; Mariani; M|
|Titolo:||Ultrasonic myocardial tissue characterization: a methodological review.|
|Anno del prodotto:||2001|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|