Talk: Advanced Advanced Imaging: Virtual Reality and 3D Printing for Interventional Planning
The impact of 3D printing and virtual reality is just starting to be felt in complex surgical planning. In this talk, I will discuss some of the ways that 3D printing and virtual reality are being used to improve patient selection and preoperative planning. We will discuss 3D printing in congenital and structural heart disease, and virtual reality for ventricular assist device fit testing. Future directions will also be discussed.
Talk: Recent Advances in Pediatric Cardiac CT and Cardiac MRI
Cardiac imaging plays a key role in the accurate diagnosis of pediatric congenital heart disease. Cardiac CT and Cardiac MRI are increasingly being used for the evaluation of cardiovascular structures in infants, children and young adults with congenital heart disease. I will discuss on recent advances in three-dimensional cardiac imaging to improve procedure planning and overall surgical outcomes. Radiation minimization approach for cardiac CT will also be discussed
MRI guided cardiac catheterization procedure has the advantages of bringing the best of the both modalities together. In addition to being radiation free, the incremental data obtained by this combined evaluation helps with making better management decisions for complex CHD pts. This talk will be an overview of MRI guided catheterization procedures performed at Dallas along with some case examples of ICMR procedures in CHD patients.
Talk: Future of Imaging: Real-time guidance to surgeons
Over the last couple of decades, medical imaging has come a long way, from mere diagnostic tool, to surgical preplanning and real time surgical guidance. Computer vision is an interdisciplinary scientific field that employs advanced imaging, information technology and artificial intelligence for object recognition, image restoration, video tracking and motion estimation among others. Augmented Reality provides an ability to overlay useful virtual information into the surgeon’s real-world view. This talk will provide an overview of some advanced technologies being developed for real time guidance of the surgeons in the operating room.