Use of linear and convex ultrasound transducers for evaluation of retrosternal area in patients after cardiac surgery

Massimiliano Cantinotti, Raffaele Giordano, Giulia Corana, Eliana Franchi, Martin Koestenberger, Shelby Kutty

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Abstract

The use of linear and convex transducers is usually reserved for ultrasound imaging of vessels, abdominal organs, and lungs. However, the use of these transducers may be extended for the evaluation of thoracic structures. We describe our experience with the use of linear and convex transducers in the evaluation of the retrosternal area, which is usually difficult to visualize by conventional echocardiography and so could provide improved diagnostic information in patients after cardiac surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-103
Number of pages4
JournalEchocardiography
Volume35
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2018

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Keywords

  • congenital heart disease
  • echocardiography
  • pediatric cardiac surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Use of linear and convex ultrasound transducers for evaluation of retrosternal area in patients after cardiac surgery. / Cantinotti, Massimiliano; Giordano, Raffaele; Corana, Giulia; Franchi, Eliana; Koestenberger, Martin; Kutty, Shelby.

In: Echocardiography, Vol. 35, No. 1, 01.2018, p. 100-103.

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Cantinotti, Massimiliano ; Giordano, Raffaele ; Corana, Giulia ; Franchi, Eliana ; Koestenberger, Martin ; Kutty, Shelby. / Use of linear and convex ultrasound transducers for evaluation of retrosternal area in patients after cardiac surgery. In: Echocardiography. 2018 ; Vol. 35, No. 1. pp. 100-103.
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