Workshop Program

09:00 Opening remarks
09:15 Keynote: Professor Seiryo Sugiura, The University of Tokyo

UT-Heart, a multi-scale, multi-physics heart simulator and its clinical applications

Seiryo Sugiura, Jun-ichi Okada, Takumi Washio, Toshiaki Hisada

UT-heart is a finite element method based in silico heart, in which electrophysiology, contraction & relaxation, blood flow of the heart (multi-physics phenomena) are reproduced based on the molecular mechanisms of cardiac excitation contraction coupling processes implemented in myocyte models (multi-scale). In this presentation, among the various fields of applications, I will focus on the clinical application through the construction of patient-specific models.

10:00 Oral Session

Extraction of cardiac and respiratory motion information from cardiac X-ray fluoroscopy images using Hierarchical Manifold Learning

Maria Panayiotou, Andrew King, Kanwal Bhatia, James Housden, YingLiang Ma, Aldo Rinaldi, Jas Gill, Michael Cooklin, Mark O'Neill, Kawal Rhode


Dyadic Tensor-based Interpolation of Tensor Orientation: Application to Cardiac DT-MRI

Jin Kyu Gahm, Daniel Ennis

10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Poster teaser
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Poster session
13:00-13:30From regular papers:
  • Multi-modal Pipeline for Comprehensive Validation of Mitral Valve Geometry and Functional Computational Models
    Dominik Neumann, Sasa Grbic, Tommaso Mansi, Ingmar Voigt, Jean-Pierre Rabbah, Andrew W. Siefert, Neelakantan Saikrishnan, Ajit P. Yoganathan, David D. Yuh, Razvan Ionasec
  • Fast Catheter Tracking in Echocardiographic Sequences for Cardiac Catheterization Interventions
    Xianliang Wu, James Housden, Niharika Varma, YingLiang Ma, Kawal Rhode, Daniel Rueckert
  • Personalized Modeling of Cardiac Electrophysiology using Shape-Based Prediction of Fiber Orientation
    Karim Lekadir, Ali Pashaei, Corné Hoogendoorn, Marco Pereanez, Xènia Albà, Alejandro F. Frangi
  • Automatic Extraction of the 3D Left Ventricular Diastolic Transmitral Vortex Ring from 3D Whole-Heart Velocity-Encoded MRI using Laplace-Beltrami Signatures
    Mohammed S. ElBaz, Boudewijn Lelieveldt, Jos Westenberg, Rob van der Geest
  • A Unified Statistical/Deterministic Deformable Model for LV Segmentation in Cardiac MRI
    Sharath Gopal, Demetri Terzopoulos
  • Direct Myocardial Strain Assessment from Frequency Estimation in Tagging MRI
    Hanne Kause, Olena Filatova, Remco Duits, Mark Bruurmijn, Andrea Fuster, Jos Westenberg, Luc Florack, Hans van Assen
  • Estimation of Electrical Pathways Finding Minimal Cost Paths from Electro-Anatomical Mapping of the Left Ventricle
    Ruben Cardenes, Rafael Sebastian, David Soto, David Andreu, Juan Fernandez-Armenta, Bart Bijnens, Antonio Berruezo, Oscar Camara
  • Velocity-Based Cardiac Contractility Personalization with Derivative-Free Optimization
    Ken C. L. Wong, Maxime Sermesant, Jatin Relan, Kawal Rhode, Matthew Ginks, C. Aldo Rinaldi, Reza Razavi, Hervé Delingette, Nicholas Ayache
  • Image-based estimation of myocardial acceleration using TDFFD: a phantom study
    Ali Pashaei, Gemma Piella, Nicolas Duchateau, Luigi Gabrielli, Oscar Camara
  • Self Stabilization of Image Attributes for Left Ventricle Segmentation
    Sarada Dakua, Julien Abi-Nahed, Abdulla Al-Ansari
  • Model Based Estimation of 4D Relative Pressure Map from 4D Flow MR Images
    Viorel Mihalef, Saikiran Rapaka, Mehmet Gulsun, Puneet Sharma, Angelo Scorza, Lucian Mihai i, Ali Kamen, Alex Barker, Michael Markl, Dorin Comaniciu
  • A Framework for the Pre-Clinical Validation of LBM-EP for the Planning and Guidance of Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation
    Tommaso Mansi, Roy Beinart, Oliver Zettinig, Saikiran Rapaka, Bogdan Georgescu, Ali Kamen, Yoav Dori, Muz Zviman, Daniel Herzka, Henry Halperin, Dorin Comaniciu
13:30-14:00From Left Atrial Segmentation Challenge papers:
  • Left Atrial Segmentation Challenge: A Unified Benchmarking Framework
    Catalina Tobon Gomez, Jochen Peters, Weese Juergen, Karen Pinto, Rashed karim, Tobias Schaeffter, Reza Razavi, Kawal Rhode
  • Automatic segmentation of the left atrium on CT image
    Daoudi Abdelaziz, Saïd Mahmoudi
  • Multi-Atlas Segmentation of the Left Atrium and Pulmonary Veins
    Zulma Sandoval, Juan-David Ospina, Julian Betancur, Jean-Louis Dillenseger
  • Model-Based Segmentation of the Left Atrium in CT and MRI Scans
    Birgit Stender, Oliver Blanck, Bo Wang, Alexander Schlaefer
  • Toward an automatic left atrium localization based on shape descriptors and prior knowledge
    Mohammed Ammar, Saïd Mahmoudi, Mohammed Amine Chikh, Amine Abbou
  • Decision forests for segmentation of left atrium from 3D MRI
    Jan Margeta, Kristin McLeod, Antonio Criminisi, Nicholas Ayache

From CFD Challenge papers:

  • Multiscale Study on Hemodynamics in Patient-specific Thoracic Aortic Coarctation
    Xi Zhao, Youjun Liu, Mingzi Zhang, Fan Bai, Xiaochen Ren, Wenyu Fu, Aike Qiao
  • Hemodynamic in Aortic Coarctation using MRI-based Inflow Condition
    Jens Schaller, Leonid Goubergrits, Pavlo Yevtushenko, Ulrich Kertzscher, Eugénie Riesenkampff, Titus Kuehne
  • Sensitivity analysis of the boundary conditions in simulations of the flow in an aortic coarctation at rest and stress conditions
    Salvatore Cito, Jordi Pallares, Anton Vernet
  • Patient-Specific Hemodynamic evaluation of an Aortic Coarctation under Rest and Stress conditions
    Priti G Albal, Tyson Montidoro, Onur Dur, Prahlad G Menon
  • CFD Challenge: Predicting Patient-Specific Hemodynamics at Rest and Stress through an Aortic Coarctation
    Christof Karmonik, Alistair Brown, Kristian Debus, Jean Bismuth, Alan Lumsden
  • A multiscale filtering-based parameter estimation for patient-specific coarctation simulations in rest and exercise
    Sanjay Pant, Benoit Fabreges, Jean-Frederic Gerbeau, Irene Vignon-Clementel
  • A Finite element CFD simulation for Predicting Patient-Specific Hemodynamics of an Aortic Coarctation
    Idit Avrahami
  • Traditional CFD Boundary Conditions Applied to Blood Analog Flow Through a Patient-Specific Aortic Coarctation
    Xiao Wang, Keith Walters, Greg Burgreen, David Thompson
14:30 Keynote: Dr. Cristian Linte, Mayo Clinics, USA

From Biomedical Imaging and Modeling to Visualization Environments for Image Guidance of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Interventions

Over the past decades, the advances in medical devices have enabled access to the internal organs through small, less invasive entry routes inside the body. However, real-time visualization is critical for guidance in absence of direct vision; the paramount reason cardiac interventions have been among the last disciplines to adopt the minimally invasive therapy approaches , given the challenges associated with real-time guidance inside the beating heart. Recent technology developments in medical image acquisition, visualization and display, surgical tacking, and image computing infrastructure have facilitated diagnosis, procedure planning, intra-operative guidance and treatment monitoring, while providing safer and less invasive approaches for therapy delivery. This lecture will highlight on several technologies and techniques on the forefront of image-guided cardiac interventions – direct access mitral valve repair and replacement, enhanced planning of robot-assisted coronary bypass interventions, and online lesion modeling and visualization for monitoring of cardiac ablation therapy - along with their engineering limitations and challenges in translation from bench to bedside. Potential avenues on how to leverage the available infrastructure and expertise in the community, together with the clinical support and collaborations will be highlighted, to further promote and overcome the slow progress in the clinical translation of image-guided cardiac interventions.

15:15 Oral Session

Continuous Spatio-Temporal Atlases of the Asymptomatic and Infarcted Hearts

Pau Medrano-Gracia, Brett Cowan, David Bluemke, J. Paul Finn, Alan H. Kadish, Daniel Lee, João Lima, Avan Suinesiaputra, Alistair Young


Progress on customization of predictive MRI-based macroscopic models from experimental data

Mihaela Pop, Maxime Sermesant, Samuel Oduneye, Sudip Ghate, Roey Flor, Susan Newbigging, Eugene Crystal, Nicholas Ayache, Graham Wright


Automatic Personalization of the Mitral Valve Biomechanical Model Based on 4D Transesophageal Echocardiography

Jingjing Kanik, Tommaso Mansi, Ingmar Voigt, Puneet Sharma, Razvan Ionasec, Dorin Comaniciu, James Duncan

16:00 LA Segmentation Challenge
  Presentations of the challenge results and a round table discussion. Moderators:
  • Catalina Tobon-Gomez (KCL, UK)
  • Kawal Rhode (KCL, UK)
16:45 CFD Simulation Challenge
  Presentations of the challenge results and a round table discussion. Moderators:
  • Tommaso Mansi (Siemens)
17:30 Final discussion, wrap-up, prizes, future meetings


Key Dates Key Dates
14 JunePaper registration (tentative title and short abstract)
17 JunePaper submission deadline
5 JulyNotification of acceptance
22 JulyEarly MICCAI registration deadline
26 JulyRevised paper submission deadline after review
29 JulyFinal paper acceptance notification
26 SeptemberThe workshop day


Sponsors Sponsors

King's College London Wellcome Trust / EPSRC Medical Engineering Centre

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