In this presentation, Matthias Günther (DE) of the Fraunhofer Institute for Medical Image Computing (MEVIS) focuses on the function of the heart. New technologies like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) now make it possible to get incredibly detailed views and to draw conclusions that are more precise than ever. Conventional MRI applications provide only snapshots, but the latest tools even permit observation and depiction of physiological processes. Now, physicians can examine the blood flow in the heart and reconstruct the pressure distribution in it without stressful incursions or the use of a cardiac catheter. The relevance of this method for clinical routine will be enlightened in some examples where blood flow is disturbed, e g stroke.
Fraunhofer Institute for Medical Image Computing (MEVIS): David Black, Anja Hennemuth, Bianka Hofmann, Alexander Köhn, Mathias Neugebauer
In cooperation with Andreas H. Mahnken, University Hospital Gießen and Marburg (DE)