Clearly measure cardiac parameters using M-mode
M-mode examines a line of Motion over time. Using M-mode in echocardiography displays the movement of the myocardium allowing for accurate and real-time measurements of wall thickness, internal diameter, and heart rate. It is from these parameters that many systolic parameters are derived (i.e. fractional shortening, ejection fraction, chamber volumes, etc.).
M-mode is useful in:
- Coronary artery measurements
- Vessel diameters
- Calculating heart rate manually
Parasternal short axis M-Mode with left ventricular functional measurements.
M-Mode of the right ventricle with wall thickness measurements.
M-Mode of the mouse coronary artery with vessel diameter measured.