Latest Innovations in Cardiovascular Imaging Software

Published: 15 December 2022

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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. 



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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

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João L Cavalcante

João L Cavalcante

Director of Cardiac MRI and Structural CT Labs

Dr João L. Cavalcante earned his medical degree the Universidade Federal do Ceará in Fortaleza, Brazil. He did his internal medicine residency, chief residency and cardiology fellowship training at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan with Level II training in nuclear cardiology. He completed a dedicated 2-year advanced cardiovascular imaging fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic obtaining COCATS Level III in Interventional Echo, Cardiovascular CT and Cardiac MRI.

Dr Cavalcante is the Director of Cardiac MRI and Structural CT Labs of Minneapolis Heart Institute at the Abbott Northwestern Hospital, the largest cardiology practice in the Twin Cities. He is the Scientific Director of the Cardiovascular Imaging Research Center and Core Lab. His passion and track record is in multimodality Imaging and focus on valve and structural heart disease.

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Nicolas M Van Mieghem

Nicolas M Van Mieghem

Medical Director

Prof Nicolas Maria Van Mieghem is an Interventional cardiologist at Thoraxcenter, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, NL decided to pursue a career that would help others. “I enjoy the feeling of being able to help someone or do something important for them". His father was a general cardiologist and one of his biggest influences early in his career.

Prof Van Mieghem initially intended to train as a cardiac surgeon but decided to specialise in interventional cardiology instead, following advice from a mentor. This decision was cemented when he read the first-in-human case report of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in Circulation by Alain Cribier in 2002. Prof Van Mieghem believes that great cardiologist genuinely cares for their patients. He names Gary Roubin, Dr Manu Malbrain and Professor Patrick Serruys among his mentors. 

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