SEMINAR SERIES : MR Indexing of Cardiac Biomechanics-Strain & Strain-Rates

Garth M. Beache, M.D.
When Aug 24, 2017
from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
Where Shumaker Research Bldg., RM 139
Contact Name
Contact Phone 852-7485
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Abstract: From the perspective of continuum mechanics, the intrinsic heart wall contractile function can be described as the fractional change in length, or strain.  Further, as the intact heart progresses through the cardiac cycle, the mechanics is periodic, with period equal 1 heartbeat, and is thus analyzable using a Fourier series.  We will explore this model of the heart, as a basis for a framework for such application as Deep Learning Models.


Speaker: Dr. Garth Beache is an Associate Professor of Radiology, School of Medicine, University of Louisville. Dr. Beache has been a faculty member in the School of Medicine since 2006.  He completed a radiology residency at the Cleveland Clinic, and MRI postdoc at Harvard/Massachusetts General Hospital, and served as an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University.  Dr. Beache's longtime research has been in developing functional/physiological methods for heart analysis.

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