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- Received March 24, 1986
- Revision received July 9, 1986
- Accepted July 18, 1986
- Published online March 1, 1987.
- ↵*Address for reprints: Steve M. Collins, PhD, Department of Radiology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa 52242.
Imaging has become a widely used technique for the evaluation of cardiac disease. Computer technology and techniques have had an enormous impact on many of the available cardiac imaging methods. These methods include echocardiography, digital angiography, radionuclide imaging, X-ray computed tomography and nuclear magnetic resonance imaging. Computers have performed a number of functions in these cardiac imaging methods, including image acquisition, formation, management, display, enhancement and analysis. This article describes each of these roles that computer technology and techniques currently play in cardiac imaging and concludes with an assessment of the impact that computers have had on the various cardiac imaging methods.
↵1 From the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Radiology, and Biomedical Engineering, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242.
↵2 Dr. Skorton received Research Career Development Award K04-HL01290 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland.
*Parts I, II and III appeared in the October and November 1986 and January 1987 issues of this Journal.
- Received March 24, 1986.
- Revision received July 9, 1986.
- Accepted July 18, 1986.
- American College of Cardiology Foundation