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Journal of Medical Ultrasonics

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2009 - Vol.36

Vol.36 No.04

Technical Note(技術報告)

(0491 - 0496)


Comparison of echocardiography findings by examinee position

倉井 順子1, 大澤 正明1, 武井 ひろみ1, 宮澤 義1, 秋葉 新1, 嶋田 勇1, 谷口 信行2

Junko KURAI1, Masaaki OOSAWA1, Hiromi TAKEI1, Tadashi MIYAZAWA1, Shin AKIBA1, Isamu SHIMADA1, Nobuyuki TANIGUCHI2

1自治医科大学附属病院臨床検査部, 2自治医科大学附属病院臨床検査医学

1Division of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Jichi Medical University Hospital, 2Division of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Jichi Medical University Hospital

キーワード : echocardiography, examinee position, examination


Purpose: To compare echocardiographic findings by examinee position. Subjects and Methods: The subjects were 50 healthy and heart-diseased patients who visited our ultrasound laboratory for echocardiography. For comparison, we applied two methods: one in which the examinee′s head was located on the anterior side of the examiner and one in which it was located on the posterior side of the examiner. In both methods, we measured the degree of valvular regurgitation, diameters of the aorta and left atrium, wall thickness of the septum and posterior wall, left ventricular dimensions in diastole and systole velocities of E and A wave, E/A ratio, peak systolic flow velocity of the left ventricular outflow tract, and inferior vena cava dimensions. To evaluate the bias in examination order, 15 subjects were examined by the former method first and 15 subjects were examined by the latter method first. We also asked 19 examinees several questions about both methods. Results: There were no significant differences between the two methods for any of the measured values. No difference was found regardless of which method had been done first. In terms of the questions to examinees, the biggest merit was that they could see the monitor during the examination. Conclusion: There was no significant difference between two methods. The patient position during echocardiography should be selected according to the examination conditions.