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


Are you a Materialise Mimics Innovation Suite user and do you want to learn how to get the most from your software? To even better support you with your challenging cases and projects, we are creating dedicated e-courses. These free online courses are created for customers who have already a good understanding of Materialise Mimics and/or 3-matic and want to optimize their current workflow.

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. During this e-Course, we will go over 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.

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