Evaluation of right ventricular volume and systolic function in normal fetuses using intelligent spatiotemporal image correlation
Jia-Xing Sun, Ai-Lu Cai, Li-Mei Xie, Ultrasound Department, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang 110004, Liaoning Province, China
Li-Mei Xie, Ultrasound Department, Roicare Hospital and Clinics, Shenyang 110004, Liaoning Province, China
Author contributions: Sun JX and Xie LM contributed equally to this work; Xie LM designed the research; Sun JX, Cai AL, Xie LM performed research; Sun JX analyzed the data and wrote the paper.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University.
Informed consent statement: Patients were not required to give informed consent to the study because the analysis used anonymous data.
Conflict-of-interest statement: There are no conflicts of interest to report.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
STROBE statement: The manuscript was written and revised according to the STROBE Statement.
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Corresponding author: Li-Mei Xie, MD, PhD, Professor, Ultrasound Department, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University/Roicare Hospital and Clinics, No. 36 Sanhao Street, Shenyang 110004, Liaoning Province, China. email@example.com
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Received: March 27, 2019
Peer-review started: March 28, 2019
First decision: May 31, 2019
Revised: June 12, 2019
Accepted: July 3, 2019
Article in press: July 4, 2019
Published online: August 6, 2019