Cardiac Vascular Reconstruction DynaCT for TAVI Procedures


About this study

The purpose of this work is to evaluate the feasibility of a new Cardiac Vascular Reconstruction (CAVAREC, Siemens Medical Systems, Germany) image reconstruction algorithm for use during transcatheter aortic valve implant (TAVI) procedures. CAVAREC utilizes the same x-ray projection images as currently acquired for clinical DynaCT. X-ray image acquisition to allow CAVAREC will occur during the TAVI procedure both before and after the TAVI device is implanted. The CAVAREC image processing algorithm will be implemented on an off-line workstation after the TAVI procedure is complete. After the TAVI procedure, CAVAREC images will be quantitatively and qualitatively compared to Siemens DynaCT and cardiac CT images from Radiology. The results of this study will be used to direct further development of CAVAREC toward the end goal of providing improved imaging capabilities to guide TAVI procedures.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient scheduled for surgical repair of aortic valve

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient enrolled in research protocol with exclusions from simultaneous participation in another protocol
  • Creatinine > 3.0 mg/dl
  • Lack of research consent.
  • Lack of pre-procedure contrast enhanced Radiology cardiac CT

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Kenneth Fetterly, Ph.D.

Closed for enrollment

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