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Medical imaging has a front-line role for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease (CVD), one of the leading worldwide causes of morbidity and mortality and a significant healthcare burden. Advances in imaging have had a significant impact on the management of CVD and on-going research in the field of interventional imaging is likely to have a large impact in the near future. Recent advances in the development of biophysical modelling have lead to one of the most advanced examples of organ modelling with the advent of whole heart in-silico models. The coupling of imaging and biophysical modelling is opening up new avenues for the validation, testing, and clinical application of biophysical models for the planning and delivery of treatments for CVD.

This workshop will bring together a multi-disciplinary group consisting of engineers, computer scientists, mathematicians, and clinicians to discuss and challenge the frontiers of cardiovascular interventional imaging and biophysical modelling. The workshop will consist of 4 sessions, each with 3 leading invited speakers and 3 submitted paper talks, and also poster presentations between sessions at lunch time. The sessions will include:

  1. Developments in image guidance and modelling for cardiac electrophysiological interventions;
  2. Hemodynamics and fluid dynamics;
  3. Perfusion, contractility and heart failure;
  4. Device delivery, surgery planning and future directions.

Invited Speakers

  • Mike Guttman, NIH, Bethesda, USA:
    System architecture and user interface for catheter guidance

  • Kawal Rhode, King's College London, London, UK:
    Data fusion for guidance and modelling of EP procedures

  • Mark O’Neill, Imperial College London & Imperial College London Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK:
    Image fusion and catheter robotics for EP procedures

  • Andrew Taylor, University College London, Institute of Child Health & Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK:
    Clinical application of ICMR for physiological measurement

  • Jean-Frédéric Gerbeau, INRIA, REO team, Rocquencourt, France:
    Blood flow simulation and magnetohydrodynamics effects in MRI

  • Titus Kühne, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Germany:
    Device placement under MR guidance in CHD

  • Sandy Dick, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada:
    Developments in MR imaging of stem cells

  • Nicolas Smith, Oxford University, UK:
    Multi-scale models of coronary perfusion

  • Ergin Atalar, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey:
    Catheters for stem cell delivery

  • Harald Quick, West German Heart Center, Essen, Germany:
    MR for stents and other device delivery

  • Thomas Sangild Sørensen, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark:
    Virtual cardiotomy on congenitally malformed hearts

  • Raad Mohiaddin, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK:
    Surgical planning for aortic intervention


Dr. Kawal Rhode
Lecturer in Image Processing
Division of Imaging Sciences
King’s College London
St Thomas' Hospital
Pr. Nicolas Smith
Professor of Computational Physiology
Fellow of St John's College
University of Oxford
Dr. Maxime Sermesant
Research Scientist
Asclepios team
INRIA Sophia Antipolis
Lecturer in Cardiovascular Modelling
Division of Imaging Sciences
King's College London
St Thomas' Hospital
Pr. Tobias Schaeffter
Philip Harris Chair in Imaging Sciences
Division of Imaging Sciences
King's College London
St Thomas' Hospital
Pr. David Firmin
National Heart and Lung Institute
Imperial College London
CMR Unit, Royal Brompton Campus
Pr. Reza Razavi
Professor of Paediatric Cardiovascular Science
Head of Division of Imaging Sciences
King's College London
St Thomas' Hospital

International Society fo Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
King's College London INRIA University of Oxford Imperial College London

Réalisation Service IST INRIA Sophia Antipolis Méditerranée / Laboratoire I3S