Imaging Artifacts in Echocardiography

Anesth Analg. 2016 Mar;122(3):633-646. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000001085.


Artifacts are frequently encountered during echocardiographic examinations. An understanding of the physics and underlying assumptions of ultrasound processing involved with image generation is important for accurate interpretation of 2D grayscale, spectral Doppler, color flow Doppler, and 3D artifacts and their clinical implications.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Artifacts*
  • Echocardiography / methods
  • Echocardiography / statistics & numerical data*
  • Echocardiography, Four-Dimensional
  • Humans
  • Physics
  • Ultrasonics