Chapter 16. 3D Wall Motion Tracking as the Ultimate Technology for Wall Motion Analysis

  1. Navin C. Nanda MD, FACC, FAHA Professor of Medicine Director1,2,
  2. Ming Chon Hsiung MD Physician Associate Researcher3,4,
  3. Andrew P. Miller MD, FACC, FAHA Assistant Professor of Medicine5,6 and
  4. Fadi G. Hage MD Assistant Professor6,7

Published Online: 14 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444320305.ch16

Live/Real Time 3D Echocardiography

Live/Real Time 3D Echocardiography

How to Cite

Nanda, N. C., Hsiung, M. C., Miller, A. P. and Hage, F. G. (2010) 3D Wall Motion Tracking as the Ultimate Technology for Wall Motion Analysis, in Live/Real Time 3D Echocardiography, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444320305.ch16

Author Information

  1. 1

    Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Heart Station/Echocardiography Laboratories University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

  2. 2

    Echocardiography Laboratory, The Kirklin Clinic, University of Alabama Health Services Foundation Birmingham, AL, USA

  3. 3

    Division of Cardiology, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China

  4. 4

    Department of Medical Research and Education, Cheng Hsin General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China

  5. 5

    CardioVascular Associates, PC, Birmingham, AL, USA

  6. 6

    Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA

  7. 7

    Section of Cardiology, Birmingham Veteran's Administration Medical Center, Birmingham, AL, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 2 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405161411

Online ISBN: 9781444320305



  • 3D wall motion tracking - ultimate technology for wall motion analysis;
  • wall motion analysis by echocardiography - assessing coronary artery disease;
  • speckle tracking - application of patternmatching technique to echo image;
  • strain preferred for diagnosis of regional myocardial function;
  • 3D speckle tracking, strain twist, torsion, and rotation calculation;
  • wall motion parameters - 3D speckle tracking calculations;
  • multiplanar reconstruction and polar map;
  • segmentation technology;
  • 3D speckle tracking, endocardial and epicardial borders - identified to start tracking;
  • 3D speckle tracking, angle-independent - giving parameters of strain, volume, and ejection fraction simultaneously


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Speckle tracking

  • Wall motion analysis

  • Clinical application

  • Segmentation technology

  • Summary and perspective

  • References