Date of Award

Fall 1982

Document Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Biomedical Engineering

First Advisor

Ray, Gautam


Cineangiography is the standard to which most methods of cardiac function evaluation is compared. Left ventricular regional wall motion has been, until recently, qualitatively judged. With the increased sophistication and proliferation of computer technology, it has become possible for implementation of a variety of quantitative methods. This research presents a personal computer based system that measures regional wall motion in the left ventricle. A personal computer was used to illustrate the power and economy available at the present time. The regional wall motion methods were included as part of a general purpose ventricular function program. The scope of this research was further expanded to optimally select a regional wall motion method that best identifies a mildly diseased patient from a normal patient group.



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