Heart phantom for non invasive cardiovascular imagery
Recent developments in non-invasive cardiovascular imagery techniques have become more and more important in the diagnostic, therapeutic evaluation and prognostic determination of cardiovascular diseases. But, the diversity and complexity of these new algorithms and systems may slow down the processing of the data that need to be compared with at least close to in-vivo in order to be more accurate. Drs. Tournoux and Saloux have created a heart phantom that can be used as a reference tool for validation, calibration and standardization for different imaging modalities such as resonance magnetic imaging and echocardiography.