Latest Innovations in Cardiovascular Imaging Software

Published: 27 July 2021

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Medical Imaging within the cardiovascular arena is constantly subject to changes and new innovations. Pie Medical Imaging (PMI) is a software company that strives to be a front runner in this field.

This page gives an overview of PMI’s latest software developments. 


The key learnings to be taken from the content herein are to understand:

  • The role of medical imaging in interventional cardiology
  • What is the added value of medical imaging pre-, peri- and post-percutaneous interventions?
  • How does medical imaging blend in the healthcare professional’s daily practice?


This page is designed for:

  • Interventional cardiologists
  • Cardiac Surgeons
  • Radiologists
  • Paediatric Cardiovascular Surgeons



  • Eric Van Belle
  • João L Cavalcante
  • Joost Daemen
  • Victoria Delgado
  • Kaneshka Masdjedi
  • Nicolas Van Mieghem


  • Darren Mylotte
  • Yoshinobu Onuma
  • Friso Rijnberg
  • Liesbeth Rosseel
  • Patrick W Serruys
  • Osama Soliman

More from this programme

Part 1

The Present and Future of vFFR – Clinical Validation and Live Cases (Webinar co-hosted by Siemens Healthineers)

Webinar co-hosted by Siemens Healthineers - Learn about the role of angiography-derived physiology CAAS vFFR, how it works, and how can you implement vFFR in your cathlab. Join a live case and experience how pre- and post-PCI vFFR measurement can help in clinical practice. Get more insights into the FAST study validation series and the outcomes of the recently published FAST II multicenter study. In this session the learning objectives are to differentiate Angio-based FFR and CAAS vFFR, understand how is vFFR clinically validated and how to implement vFFR in the cathlab (with pre-recorded cases as examples).

Part 2

State-of-the-Art Imaging for Mitral Valve Interventions

Watch this video with Dr Joao Cavalcante and Professor Nicolas Van Mieghem discussing the contemporary imaging modalities used for planning and guidance of transcatheter mitral valve interventions to better understand the importance of imaging in TVMR. This discussion’s learning objectives are to understand the current status of mitral valve device technologies and related imaging, get an overview of frequently used modalities before, during and after mitral interventions and to understand the tips and tricks and considerations with regards to good quality imaging and proper analysis.

Part 3

Native and Virtual TEE for Structural Heart Interventions

The treatment of structural heart disease using percutaneous techniques has evolve tremendously during the last years. Parallel to that also the related imaging techniques have changed and improved. One of those developments in imaging is the ability to predict optimal views to assess the right treatment and to ensure the best patient outcome. Nowadays, 3mensio Structural Heart has the ability to use standard CT data to predict the optimal TEE views that can be obtained during a structural heart interventions. From the CT data you can detect the esophagus trajectory and simulate the TEE probe. The simulation visualizes both the single- and biplane views of all the structures of the heart as normally shown on TEE images. The primary learning objective of this video is to view the use of imaging during structural heart interventions and to see how to simulate TEE images using CT data and its benefits.

Part 4

Role of MRI 4D Flow in Optimizing Fontan Circulation

From MRI 4D Flow it is possible to obtain 3-directional velocities within3D volume of interest during the cardiac cycle within one single acquisition. This enables the user to get access to unique insights in adverse flow patterns. This webinar dives into the clinical application and advantages of Caas MR 4D Flow. In this video series we investigate what can MRI 4D Flow bring us? Which clinical parameters can we derive from MRI 4D Flow? And how to interpret different MRI flow patterns within the patient’s anatomy.

Part 5

Quantification of Aortic Regurgitation Using Video Densitometry

A certain degree of aortic regurgitation (AR) is not infrequently encountered after standard aortic valve replacement, and reportedly more often following transcatheter aortic valve implantation. AR is regularly screened by eye-balling, which results in high inter- and intra-observer variability. Caas A-Valve is a state-of-the art video densitometric quantification software that allows physicians to quantify valvular and paravalvular regurgitation immediately in the cath lab directly after placing the valve. Together with the distinguished team from NUI Galway lead by Professor Patrick Serruys this webinar was hosted to explain about Caas A-Valve and its capabilities. Our primary learning objective from this session is how to objectively quantify Aortic Regurgitation in a cath lab setting?

Faculty Biographies

Patrick W Serruys

Patrick W Serruys

Dr Patrick W Serruys has been a senior interventional cardiologist since 1977, Chief of Interventional Research since 1988, the Chief of Interventional Cardiology at the Thorax center from 1997-2012, Prof. of Medicine till April 1st 2014 at Erasmus MC.

Currently he is professor of Cardiology in the Cardiovascular Science Division of the National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI) of Imperial College in London (UK).

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Osama Soliman

Osama Soliman

Co-founder and Medical Director of CORRIB Research Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging and Core Laboratory

Professor Osama Soliman a clinical cardiologist with more than 2 decades of experience in cardiovascular imaging, clinical trials and innovation in medicine has pioneered several non-invasive imaging techniques and methods. He holds the position of Professor with a personal chair in cardiovascular research at the National University of Ireland Galway.

He is the co-founder and Medical Director of CORRIB Research Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging and Core Laboratory, which is a research lab for precision medicine. In addition, he is the director of the Cardio-Oncology Research program at the same university. His main research focus is the application of precision medicine in management of patients with heart failure and guiding structural heart interventions.  

Professor Soliman’s imaging Core Lab methodology and techniques have been used to…

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Yoshinobu Onuma

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Liesbeth Rosseel

Liesbeth Rosseel

Consultant Interventional Cardiology

Dr Rosseel is an editorial board member of Interventional Cardiology: Reviews, Research, Resources (ICR3).

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Darren Mylotte

Darren Mylotte

Consultant Cardiologist

Dr Mylotte graduated from RCSI Medical School in 2001, obtained membership of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland in 2004, and completed the Irish Cardiology Specialist Training Scheme. He and was conferred with a Doctor of Medicine (MD) thesis in 2010 by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and has also undertaken a PhD thesis. N the subject of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) at the world renowned ThoraxCentre in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Dr Mylotte specializes in general cardiology, and has subspecialty interests in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of ischaemic heart disease, valvular heart disease


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