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Sector-scanning echocardiographyThe mechanical sector scanner is described in detail, and its clinical application is discussed. Cross sectional images of the heart are obtained in real time using this system. The sector scanner has three major components: (a) hand held scanner, (b) video display, and (c) video recorder. The system provides diagnostic information in a wide spectrum of cardiac diseases, and it quantitates the severity of mitral stenosis by measurement of the mitral valve orifice area in diagnosing infants, children and adults with cyanotic congenital heart disease.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Henry, W. L.
(National Heart, Lung and Blood Inst. Bethesda, MD, United States)
Griffith, J. M.
(National Heart, Lung and Blood Inst. Bethesda, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1975
Publication Information
Publication: Soc. of Photo-Opt. Instrumentation Engrs. Cardiovascular Imaging and Image Processing
Subject Category
Aerospace Medicine
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