Magnetic resonance guided radiofrequency ablation: Creation and visualization of cardiac lesions

Albert C. Lardo, Henry Halperin, Christopher Yeung, Pitayadet Jumrussirikul, Ergin Atalar, Elliot McVeigh

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

Current management of atrial fibrillation (AF) refractory to pharmacological therapy involves the creation of lines of conduction block in the atrial tissue either by direct surgical incision or fluoroscopy guided radiofrequency (RF) ablation. While these techniques have been shown to be effective in terminating atrial fibrillation, open heart surgery carries considerable inherent risk and fluoroscopy guided approaches are technically difficult and result in extremely long radiation exposure times. Magnetic resonance (MR) guided ablation therapy may represent a safer and more practical alternative for creating lines of conduction block in patients with AF. We have developed a novel MR compatible system that permits simultaneous high resolution MR imaging, cardiac electrical mapping, and RF energy delivery. This system has, for the first time, made it possible to perform a comprehensive MR guided electrophysiology study including guidance, delivery, and monitoring of cardiac ablation therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention ─ MICCAI 1998 - 1st International Conference, Proceedings
EditorsWilliam M. Wells, Alan Colchester, Scott Delp
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages189-196
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)3540651365, 9783540651369
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998
Event1st International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 1998 - Cambridge, United States
Duration: Oct 11 1998Oct 13 1998

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume1496
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other1st International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 1998
CountryUnited States
CityCambridge
Period10/11/9810/13/98

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Magnetic resonance guided radiofrequency ablation: Creation and visualization of cardiac lesions'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this