New Trends in Medical Imaging

In cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Medical Imaging MEVIS, the heart is examined more closely: New technologies like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) now make it possible to get incredibly detailed views and to draw conclusions that are more precise than ever. Conventional MRI applications provide only snapshots, but the latest tools even permit observation and depiction of physiological processes. Now, physicians can examine the blood flow in the heart and reconstruct the pressure distribution in it without stressful incursions or the use of a cardiac catheter. The relevance of this method for clinical routine will be enlightened in some examples where blood flow is disturbed, e g stroke.