Oct. 11, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
TMII Large Conference Room 117 – 1st Floor
Hess Center for Science & Medicine
1470 Madison Avenue, New York, NY
- Francisco Contijoch, PhD
- Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, Radiology
- University of California San Diego
Abstract: Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of the death in the US and imaging plays a critical role in the early detection of disease, in the development of novel therapies, and in aiding our understanding of physiology. However, our ability to assess critical parameters can be limited by imaging constraints or physiologic confounders. In my talk, I will present novel MRI and CT techniques developed to improve assessment of patients with coronary artery disease, better understand patients with irregular heart rhythms, and assess regional dysfunction in congenital heart disease. First, I will outline the impact of small vessel motion on coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA), a non-invasive method to assess coronary disease. Next, I will show how ECG-gated CT can be used to evaluate regional function in patients with congenital heart disease from data acquired during a single heartbeat. Finally, I will present a real-time MRI approach to estimate ventricular contractility (through pressure-volume relations) and assess function in arrhythmic patients with multiple types of heartbeats.