Evaluation of tissue Doppler-based velocity and deformation imaging: a phantom study of ultrasound systems.
2011 (English)In: European Journal of Echocardiography, ISSN 1525-2167, E-ISSN 1532-2114, Vol. 12, no 6, 467-476 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
AIMS: The objective of this study was to test the accuracy and diagnostic interchangeability of tissue Doppler-based displacement, velocity, strain, and strain rate measurements in commercially used ultrasound (US) systems. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using an in-house made phantom, four different US scanner models were evaluated. Two different scanners of the same model were tested, and one scanner acquisition was tested twice with two generations of the same workstation giving six test results in total. The scanners were in active clinical use and are subject to regular maintenance checks. There were three displacement and four velocity results that stood out from the rest and could be regarded as accurate and interchangeable. Among the deformation measurements, three acceptable strain results were found while there were no acceptable strain rate results. Furthermore, the study showed that measurements from scanners of the same model, same acquisition post-processed on different workstations and repeated measurements from the same scanner, can yield disparate results. CONCLUSION: Measurements that are accurate and of interchangeable use can be found for displacement and velocity measurements, but are less likely to be found for strain and strain rate measurements. It is strongly recommended that the ability of each individual US scanner to measure displacement, velocity, strain, and strain rate is evaluated before it is introduced into clinical practice, and it must always be evaluated together with the workstation the scanner is intended to be used in conjunction with.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
OXFORD UNIV PRESS , 2011. Vol. 12, no 6, 467-476 p.
Ultrasound scanner; Tissue Doppler, Velocity imaging, Strain imaging, Phantom, Quality assurance
Medical Laboratory and Measurements Technologies Medical Equipment Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-34176DOI: 10.1093/ejechocard/jer056ISI: 000293527600012PubMedID: 21565867ScopusID: 2-s2.0-80051995818OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-34176DiVA: diva2:419678
QC 201105272011-05-272011-05-272014-12-01Bibliographically approved