Using 4D CT to Understand Anatomy-Device Interaction across the Cardiac Cycle

by Julianne Spencer Principal Scientist, Medtronic

About this webinar

The beating heart can take a toll on a cardiac implant. When developing new or improved cardiac devices, it is important to understand this motion and how it affects implants such as heart valves. 4D Cardiac CT imaging offers unique insight into both anatomical and device geometry at multiple time points throughout the cardiac cycle.

Beyond providing just animations of cardiac motion, this data can be used in complex 3D analyses to provide quantitative answers to questions when planning cardiac implants. 

In this webinar, Julianne Spencer from Medtronic will share how she uses the new 4D feature in the Mimics Innovation Suite 21.0 to optimize her analysis of transcatheter heart valves. She will discuss the value of 4D analysis for her work and explain how the latest version of the software is empowering her to understand device behavior, while removing hours from her previous workflow.

What you will learn

  • What anatomical geometry does an implant need to fit
  • Which patients are appropriate candidates for a particular device
  • How much deformation will a device undergo within the heart cycle
  • How to review implant performance in patients
  • How using analyses on 4D CT data from live patients provides the opportunity to validate a device design while limiting expensive cadaver or animal studies.


Julianne Spencer

Principal Scientist, Medtronic

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