During the development of echocardiography, 3D echocardiography imaging represents a major innovation in cardiovascular ultrasound (Figure 1). Advancements in computer and transducer technologies permit real-time 3D acquisition and presentation of cardiac structures from any view. An important milestone in the history of real-time 3D echocardiography was reached shortly after the year 2000, with the development of fully sampled matrix-array transducers (Figure 2). These transducers provide excellent real-time imaging of the beating heart in three dimensions and require significant technological developments in both hardware and software.

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Keywords 3D Echocardiography, imaging
Promotor F. Zijlstra (Felix) , J.G. Bosch (Hans)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
Sponsor Financial support for the publication of this thesis was generously provided by: Erasmus Universteit Rotterdam Cardialysis TomTec St. Jude Medical Nederland B.V. Abbott Vascular The researches included in this thesis were supported by China Scholarship Council. Financial support by the Dutch Heart Foundation for the publication of this thesis is gratefully acknowledged.
ISBN 978-94-6169-572-7
Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/1765/77036
Ren, B. (2014, October 28). Advanced Three-Dimensional Echocardiography. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/77036