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A ‘holistic’ sonographic view on congenital heart disease – how semiautomatic reconstruction eases unveiling abnormal cardiac anatomy part II: left heart anomalies
  • Jan Weichert,
  • Alexander Weichert
Jan Weichert
University Hospital of Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Luebeck

Corresponding Author:jan.weichert@uksh.de

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Alexander Weichert
Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin Campus Charite Mitte
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Volume ultrasound has been shown to provide valid complementary information on fetal anatomy. Three-dimensional assessment of the fetal cardiovascular system using spatial-temporal image correlation (STIC) allows for detailed examination of a highly complex organ from the early second trimester onwards. There is compelling evidence that this technique harbors quite a number of diagnostic opportunities, but manual navigation through STIC volume datasets is highly operator dependent. In fact, STIC is not incorporated yet into daily practice. Application of the novel fetal intelligent navigation echocardiography (FINE) considerably simplifies fetal cardiac volumetric examinations. This semiautomatic technique reportedly has both high sensitivity and specificity for the detection of congenital heart defects (CHDs). Part I reviewed current data regarding detection rates of CHDs and illustrated the additional value of a semiautomatic approach in delineating cardiac anatomy exemplified by congenital lesions of the right heart. In part II of this pictorial essay, we focused on left heart anomalies and aimed to tabulate recent findings on the quantification of normal and abnormal cardiac anatomy.
18 Sep 2020Submitted to Echocardiography
19 Sep 2020Submission Checks Completed
19 Sep 2020Assigned to Editor
19 Sep 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
21 Oct 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
25 Oct 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Major
20 Dec 20201st Revision Received
23 Dec 2020Assigned to Editor
23 Dec 2020Submission Checks Completed
26 Dec 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
28 Jan 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
09 Feb 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
27 Feb 20212nd Revision Received
01 Mar 2021Assigned to Editor
01 Mar 2021Submission Checks Completed
06 Mar 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
06 Mar 2021Editorial Decision: Accept