TUTORIAL

How to assess the aortic valve to plan for a TAVI procedure

Transcatheter procedures are transforming the treatment of heart valve conditions, particularly with regards to aortic valve stenosis. In order to assess whether a patient is a good candidate for a transcatheter aortic valve implantation, imaging and several measurements need to be performed. The Mimics Innovation Suite can play an important role in assessing a candidate’s compatibility for TAVI. We will cover several workflows that can help to plan a TAVI case. In a first stage, we will perform the digital segmentation of the heart chambers and the greater vessels, using a semi-automated tool. As we will be working on a TAVI case, the valve will be heavily calcified. We will then extract the calcifications and improve the segmentation of the aortic leaflets.

Prerequisites

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chevron_right Analysis Module

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For the purpose of this video Mimics 21 was used.

Tutorial created on 19 May 2016
Last modified on 18 January 2018

Author(s): Ines Da Silva

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