[W1/2.12] – Brown 2
Advances and Challenges in Cardiovascular Ultrasound



Ultrasound imaging is widely used in the diagnosis of disorders of the heart and vessels. Advances in ultrasound imaging technology, as well as in image analysis, have allowed the investigation of a number of physiological phenomena not possible so far.
This workshop aims to present the state-of-the art in cardiovascular ultrasound imaging and to highlight novel directions and challenges toward identifying non-invasive markers of cardiovascular risk.
The topics covered span a wide range of ultrasound imaging and image analysis technologies, including 2D/3D/4D imaging, contrast-enhanced ultrasound, elastography and shear-wave elastography, photoacoustics, vector velocity imaging, image analysis and information technology methods.


Dr Spyretta Golemati, and Professor Konstantina S. Nikita


List of Speakers and Titles of Presentations:

A. Professor Constantinos S. Pattichis, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Predicting the risk of stroke based on ultrasound image analysis of the atherosclerotic carotid plaque

B. Professor Piero Tortoli, University of Florence, Italy
Advances in blood vector velocity imaging

C. Dr Matilda Larsson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Shear Wave Elastography for assessment of arterial stiffness and plaque characterization

D. Dr Guillaume Zahnd, Erasmus Medical Center, Netherlands
Patterns characterization of the longitudinal kinetics of the arterial wall tissues in the common carotid artery

E. Professor Konstantina S. Nikita, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Cardiovascular ultrasound image analysis

F. Dr Spyretta Golemati, National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Emerging technologies in cardiovascular ultrasound