TITLE

What is new in pediatric cardiac imaging?

AUTHOR(S)
Mertens, Luc; Ganame, Javier; Eyskens, Bénédicte; Eyskens, Bénédicte
PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
European Journal of Pediatrics;Jan2008, Vol. 167 Issue 1, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
journal article
ABSTRACT
Cardiac imaging has had significant influence on the science and practice of pediatric cardiology. Especially the development and improvements made in non-invasive imaging techniques, like echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), have been extremely important. Technical advancements in the field of medical imaging are quickly being made. This review will focus on some of the important evolutions in pediatric cardiac imaging. Techniques such as intracardiac echocardiography, 3D echocardiography, and tissue Doppler imaging are relatively new echocardiographic techniques, which further optimize the anatomical and functional aspects of congenital heart disease. Also, the current standing of cardiac MRI and cardiac computerized tomography will be discussed. Finally, the recent European efforts to organize training and accreditation in pediatric echocardiography are highlighted.
ACCESSION #
27604804

 

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