3D Cardiac Visualization Laboratory
About the Lab
Congenital heart disease, the most common type of birth defect, is a three-dimensional (3D) structural problem. Conventional medical imaging is usually limited to two-dimensions (2D). In complex types of congenital heart disease, advanced technologies are required to understand the heart in 3D. At Children’s National Hospital, the 3D Cardiac Visualization Laboratory is the specialized group called in for these requests. We have the 3D software, 3D printers and personnel necessary to make a 3D model of the heart, using imaging datasets such as 3D echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). These 3D models can be used to understand complex heart anatomies. 3D heart models can be used for medical training, surgical planning, patient communication or computational simulation.
A novel virtual reality medical image display system for group discussions of congenital heart disease: Development and usability testingByeol Kim, MSc, Yue-Hin Loke, MD, Paige Mass, BSc, Matthew R Irwin, MAS, Conrad Capelan, BFA, Laura Olivieri, MD, Axel Krieger, PhD J Medical Internet Research: Cardio doi: 10.2196/20633 December (2020)
Aorta size mismatch predicts decreased exercise capacity in patients with successfully repaired coarctation of the aortaJason G. Mandell, MD, MS, Yue-Hin Loke, MD, Paige N. Mass, BS, Justin Opfermann, MS, Vincent Cleveland, MS, Seda Aslan, MS, Narutoshi Hibino, MD, PhD, Axel Krieger, PhD, and Laura J. Olivieri, MD Commentary: Joseph B. Clark, MD. "Aortic anatomy late after coarctation repair: Size matters." J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2020 Commentary: Sameh M. Said, MBBCh, MD, FACS. "Exercise Capacity After Coarctation Repair: When Size Finally Matters!" J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2020 J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2020.09.103 September (2020)
Automatic optimization of patient-speciﬁc tissue engineered vascular graftsRachel Hess, Seda Aslan, Byeol Kim, Paige Mass, Yue-Hin Loke, Narutoshi Hibino, Laura Olivieri, Axel Krieger, and Mark Fuge Submitted to 23rd International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (Shanghai, China, MICCAI 2020) (2020)
Abnormal pulmonary artery bending correlates with increased right ventricular afterload following the arterial switch operationLoke YH, Capuano F, Mandell J, Cross RR, Cronin I, Mass P, Balaras E, Olivieri LJ World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg 10(5):572-581. doi: 10.1177/2150135119861358 September (2019)
3D heart model guides complex stent angioplasty of pulmonary venous baffle obstruction in a mustard repair of D-TGAOlivieri L, Krieger K, Chen M, Kim P, Kanter P Int J Cardiol 172(2):e297-8 March (2014)