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Ultrasound: four dimensions for pediatric cardiac diagnostics

Interview with Jan-Pit Horst, Heart and Diabetes Center North Rhine-Westphalia, Bad Oeynhausen

Fortunately, only a handful of newborns are affected by them, though this determines if not the rest of their lives then, at least, the first few years of affected children: congenital heart defects. After the necessary surgeries, the small patients repeatedly need to return for checkups. Until now, these were conducted using MRI scans. 4D ultrasound can be an alternative.


Photo: Young smiling physician with white coat in the hallway of a hospital - Jan-Pit Horst

Jan-Pit Horst; ©HDZ NRW

Photo: Collage from six ultrasound images

All dimensions of the right and left ventricle in the 2D image. Shown are also all markings that are necessary to create a four-dimensional image; ©HDZ NRW

Photo: Three-dimensional image of the right ventricle

A model of the right ventricle that has been calculated from 2D images. Also shown are two 2D images that were the basis for this and some of the resulting measurements; ©HDZ NRW

Photo: Timo Roth; Copyright: B. Frommann

© B. Frommann