Color Doppler myocardial imaging: a new technique for the assessment of myocardial function

J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 1994 Sep-Oct;7(5):441-58. doi: 10.1016/s0894-7317(14)80001-1.


Color Doppler myocardial imaging is a new technique that has been developed specifically to allow color Doppler imaging of myocardial wall motion rather than blood pool imaging. Such a technique has the potential to interrogate velocities, accelerations, and Doppler signal strength within the myocardial wall. Moreover, the concomitant enhancement of the myocardial Doppler signal after an intravenous injection of a transpulmonary echocardiographic contrast agent could permit the noninvasive assessment of regional myocardial perfusion. Thus this new imaging modality could be a valuable adjunct to the ultrasound assessment of myocardial ischemia.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Contrast Media
  • Coronary Circulation
  • Echocardiography, Doppler, Color* / methods
  • Heart / physiology*
  • Heart / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Models, Structural
  • Myocardial Contraction
  • Myocardial Ischemia / diagnostic imaging*
  • Myocardial Ischemia / physiopathology
  • Swine


  • Contrast Media