VURTIGO: Visualization Platform for Real-Time, MRI-Guided Cardiac Electroanatomic Mapping

  • Perry E. Radau
  • Stefan Pintilie
  • Roey Flor
  • Labonny Biswas
  • Samuel O. Oduneye
  • Venkat Ramanan
  • Kevan A. Anderson
  • Graham A. Wright
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7085)


Guidance of electrophysiological (EP) procedures by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has significant advantages over x-ray fluoroscopy. Display of electroanatomic mapping (EAM) during an intervention fused with a prior MR volume and DE-MRI derived tissue classification should improve the accuracy of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) for ventricular arrhythmias. Improved accuracy in the spatial localization of recorded EP points will produce an EAM to constrain and customize patient-specific cardiac electroanatomic models being developed for understanding the patterns of arrhythmogenic slow conduction zones causing reentry circuits and treatment planning. The Vurtigo software presented here is a four dimensional (3D+time) real-time visualization application for guiding interventions capable of displaying prior volumes, real-time MRI scan planes, EAM (voltage or activation times), segmented models, and tracked catheters. This paper will describe the architecture and features of Vurtigo followed by the application example of guiding percutaneous cardiac electroanatomic mapping in porcine models.


Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scanner Electroanatomic Mapping Late Gadolinium Enhance Magnetic Resonance Imaging Volume 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Perry E. Radau
    • 1
  • Stefan Pintilie
    • 1
  • Roey Flor
    • 1
  • Labonny Biswas
    • 1
  • Samuel O. Oduneye
    • 1
    • 2
  • Venkat Ramanan
    • 1
  • Kevan A. Anderson
    • 1
    • 2
  • Graham A. Wright
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Imaging ResearchSunnybrook Health Sciences CentreCanada
  2. 2.Medical BiophysicsUniversity of TorontoCanada

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