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Technological advances tissue doppler imaging echocardiography
  1. Nico Van de Veire (nico.vandeveire{at}ugent.be)
  1. Ghent University, Belgium
    1. Johan De Sutter (johan.desutter{at}ugent.be)
    1. Ghent University, Belgium
      1. Jeroen J Bax (j.j.bax{at}lumc.nl)
      1. Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands
        1. Jos R.T.C. Roelandt (jrtcroelandt{at}hotmail.com)
        1. Thoraxcenter Rotterdam, Netherlands

          Abstract

          Introduction Tissue Doppler Imaging (TDI) is a recently introduced echocardiographic tool, to measure myocardial velocities. In this article the physical principles and different myocardial velocity imaging modalities are discussed. Examples of practical applications and clinical use of this non-invasive imaging technique are provided.

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