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New ultrasound technologies for the non-invasive assessment of cardiac morphology and function

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New ultrasound technologies for the non-invasive assessment of cardiac morphology and function

Time: 3:00 pm, April 3rd (Wednesday)

Place: Room 104, The Center for Biomedical Imaging Research

Speaker: Dr. Jan D'hooge

Host: Dr. Jianwen Luo

Biography

Jan D'hooge received the MSc and PhD degrees in physics at the K.U.Leuven, Belgium in 1994 and 1999 respectively. His dissertation studied the interaction of ultrasonic waves and biological tissues by means of computer simulation. Since 2006, he has been associate professor in the department of cardiovascular disease of the medical faculty. In 1999 he won the young investigator award at the Belgian society of echocardiography and in 2000 he was nominated for the young investigator award of the European society of echocardiography. Since March 2009 he has been part time visiting professor at the Medical Imaging Laboratory of the Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology (Trondheim, Norway). Dr D’hooge has been involved in courses related to medical imaging teaching the master degree on biomedical sciences, electrical/biomedical engineering and bio-physics. He is the chair of the SPIE Medical Imaging conference on ultrasonic imaging and the technical vice-chair of the IEEE International Ultrasonics symposium. He serves as a reviewer for major journals in cardiology (JACC, Circulation, European Heart Journal, etc.) and ultrasound engineering (IEEE-TMI, IEEE-UFFC, etc.). He is member of the Advisory Board of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. His current research interests include myocardial tissue characterization, deformation imaging and cardiac patho-physiology.

 

Abstract:

Ultrasound imaging is the modality of choice when diagnosing the heart because it is relatively cheap, fast, without potential bio-effects and operates in real-time. Despite its dominant role in clinical cardiology, there continues to be fast evolutions in ultrasound technology. Within this lecture an overview will be given on new trends in cardiac ultrasound with a special focus on novel approaches towards the quantification of (regional) cardiac function.