BACKGROUND: The definition of abnormal septal wall motion (SWM) is usually performed on a subjective visual assessment with cardiac MR (CMR). PURPOSE: To quantify SWM using a geometric index and to compare this index to the visual inspection in patients with or without abnormal SWM. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Cine CMR images of 100 consecutive patients were retrospectively assessed for visual evaluation of SWM and calculation of a convexity septal index (CSI) on mid-ventricular short-axis images, defined as b/a (a = minimal distance from anterior to posterior ventricular junctions; b = maximal distance from septum to a), obtained in end-systole (ES) and end-diastole (ED). Cohen κ, Bland-Altman method, Kruskall-Wallis, Mann-Whitney U, Jonckheere-Terpstra, and Spearman statistics were used to compare the two methods. RESULTS: At visual evaluation, 73 patients had normal SWM (group A), nine abnormal SWM at ES (group B), and 18 at ES and ED (group C). Median CSI for group A was significantly higher (ES = 0.23, ED = 0.25) than those for group B and C (0.10-0.15) (P < 0.001). Inter-reader reproducibility of visual evaluation was high (κ = 0.841, P < 0.001) while that for CSI was 77%. Average time for visual analysis was 3 min, for quantitative analysis 4 min. CONCLUSION: CSI is a simple and reproducible way to quantify SWM. ED CSI seems to be sensitive in detecting abnormal SWM in patients with apparently normal SWM at visual evaluation.

A geometric index to differentiate abnormal from normal septal wall motion on cardiac MRI / F. Secchi, E.C. Resta, A. Giardino, G. Di Leo, F. Bandera, M. Guazzi, F. Sardanelli. - In: ACTA RADIOLOGICA. - ISSN 0284-1851. - 56:5(2015), pp. 545-551. [10.1177/0284185114533245]

A geometric index to differentiate abnormal from normal septal wall motion on cardiac MRI

F. Secchi
Primo
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E.C. Resta
Secondo
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A. Giardino;F. Bandera;M. Guazzi
Penultimo
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F. Sardanelli
Ultimo
2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The definition of abnormal septal wall motion (SWM) is usually performed on a subjective visual assessment with cardiac MR (CMR). PURPOSE: To quantify SWM using a geometric index and to compare this index to the visual inspection in patients with or without abnormal SWM. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Cine CMR images of 100 consecutive patients were retrospectively assessed for visual evaluation of SWM and calculation of a convexity septal index (CSI) on mid-ventricular short-axis images, defined as b/a (a = minimal distance from anterior to posterior ventricular junctions; b = maximal distance from septum to a), obtained in end-systole (ES) and end-diastole (ED). Cohen κ, Bland-Altman method, Kruskall-Wallis, Mann-Whitney U, Jonckheere-Terpstra, and Spearman statistics were used to compare the two methods. RESULTS: At visual evaluation, 73 patients had normal SWM (group A), nine abnormal SWM at ES (group B), and 18 at ES and ED (group C). Median CSI for group A was significantly higher (ES = 0.23, ED = 0.25) than those for group B and C (0.10-0.15) (P < 0.001). Inter-reader reproducibility of visual evaluation was high (κ = 0.841, P < 0.001) while that for CSI was 77%. Average time for visual analysis was 3 min, for quantitative analysis 4 min. CONCLUSION: CSI is a simple and reproducible way to quantify SWM. ED CSI seems to be sensitive in detecting abnormal SWM in patients with apparently normal SWM at visual evaluation.
Cardiac MR (CMR); convexity septal index (CSI); septal wall motion (SWM)
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