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LHEEA's Mini-seminar 05/10/2017: "Hemodynamic measurements and their derived bio-markers", Marco Catagna

The LHEEA organizes mini-seminars every Thursday afternoon. The next seminar will be held in the distance-learning room on Thursday 5 October at 1.45pm. Open to all!

On October 5, 2017 from 13:45 To 14:30

On October 5, 2017 from 13:45 To 14:30

On October 5, 2017 from 13:45 To 14:30

On October 5, 2017 from 13:45 To 14:30

On October 5, 2017 from 13:45 To 14:30

On October 5, 2017 from 13:45 To 14:30

On October 5, 2017 from 13:45 To 14:30

On October 5, 2017 from 13:45 To 14:30

On October 5, 2017 from 13:45 To 14:30

On October 5, 2017 from 13:45 To 14:30

On October 5, 2017 from 13:45 To 14:30

On October 5, 2017 from 13:45 To 14:30

On October 5, 2017 from 13:45 To 14:30

On October 5, 2017 from 13:45 To 14:30

On October 5, 2017 from 13:45 To 14:30

On October 5, 2017 from 13:45 To 14:30

On October 5, 2017 from 13:45 To 14:30

On October 5, 2017 from 13:45 To 14:30

On October 5, 2017 from 13:45 To 14:30

On October 5, 2017 from 13:45 To 14:30

On October 5, 2017 from 13:45 To 14:30

On October 5, 2017 from 13:45 To 14:30

On October 5, 2017 from 13:45 To 14:30

On October 5, 2017 from 13:45 To 14:30

On October 5, 2017 from 13:45 To 14:30

On October 5, 2017 from 13:45 To 14:30

On October 5, 2017 from 13:45 To 14:30

On October 5, 2017 from 13:45 To 14:30

On October 5, 2017 from 13:45 To 14:30

On October 5, 2017 from 13:45 To 14:30

On October 5, 2017 from 13:45 To 14:30

On October 5, 2017 from 13:45 To 14:30

The seminars are an opportunity for exchange between PhD students and staff, as well as between the different teams of LHEEA.

This week :

>>  Marco Castagna (H2i) will present his work on "Hemodynamic measurements and their derived bio-markers"

Abstract : "Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) represent the leading cause of death worldwide. At this moment, CVDs account for around 37% of deaths in EU and 33% in US. They still represent a large expenditure for national healthcare systems since their costs have been estimated in €210 and €316 billion a year in EU and US respectively. New technologies to detect and monitor them have been prominent research achievements over the past decade. The employment of a set of new hemodynamic markers can improve the diagnosis and monitoring of a specific pathology in individual patients, and potentially represents a useful tool for decision making in the treatment of CVDs. The cutting edge in cardiovascular diagnosis is represented by 4D Phase Contrast MRI (4D PC MRI}, that since its introduction in the 80s, allows the measurement of 3D blood flow patterns in a non-invasive way. Nevertheless, 4D PC MRI presents several limitations, particularly regarding its spatio-temporal resolution and scan time. “MRI Quantif”, which has been joined by LHEEA, concerns the development of a new data processing algorithm to overcome these limitations. The aim of this thesis, framed in the MRI Quantif project, is to design and manufacturing an experimental set-up to reproduce the hemodynamic conditions in terms of flow rate, pressure, and velocity pattern of the human cardiovascular system, also called Mock Circulation Loop (MCL).

It will be employed to validate 4D PC MRI velocity data with those obtained with Laser Doppler Velocimetry. Then, the clinical application of these velocity-derived biomarkers will be investigated in vitro, with the employment of the MCL.
 
Published on September 27, 2017 Updated on July 8, 2018