International Translational and Regenerative Medicine Conference
April 25-27, 2018 | Rome, Italy
Interventional Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Bogazici University, Turkey
Catheter based approaches have revolutionized the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Nowadays, interventional cardiac trans-catheter therapies are targeting more complex pathologies, but X-ray fluoroscopy is not a sufficient medical imaging modality due to its poor soft tissue contrast. On the other hand, Magnetic Resonance Imaging offers ionizing radiation-free imaging modality with increased soft tissue contrast and unconstrained imaging planes but suffers from a lack of dedicated MRI compatible interventional devices for cardiac procedures. This presentation will highlight novel MRI compatible and visible interventional device technologies and also will introduce pre-clinical complex cardiovascular applications such as ventricular septal defect repair, cardiac biopsy and trans-catheter aortic valve implantation under MRI.
Dr. Ozgur Kocaturk is Associate Professor at Bogazici University, Institute of Biomedical Engineering Istanbul, Turkey.