Cardiothoracic Imaging
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Short axis sections and matching SPECT nuclear imaging views

Cardiac anatomy
Echo short axis view


This illustrates a cut section view through the short axis of the left ventricular cavity in a plane through the body of the papillary muscles. Note the greater trabecular pattern of the right ventricle and the thinner right ventricular free wall myocardium (3 mms.) compared to the left ventricular myocardium (up to 11 mm thick in normal septum or lateral walls).

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September 23, 1999 (PL)