UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering


IHE Colloquium Series: Noninvasive Electrocardiographic Imaging (ECGI)

19 March 2019, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

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Professor Yoram Rudy from Washington University in St. Louis will present 'Non-invasive Electrocardiographic Imaging (ECGI): Methods and Examples of Clinical Applications'

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A noninvasive imaging modality for cardiac arrhythmias is not yet available for routine clinical use. Prof Rudy will describe the methodology and application of a new imaging modality called Electrocardiographic Imaging (ECGI) that noninvasively images cardiac electrical activity on the surface of the heart.  In ECGI, a multi-electrode vest records 250 body-surface electrocardiograms; then, using geometrical information from  CT or MRI scans and an inverse solution to Laplace equation, electrical potentials, electrograms, activation sequences and repolarisation patterns are reconstructed on the heart‘s surface.  he will show examples of imaged electrical activation in the normal human heart and during cardiac arrhythmias.

About the Speaker

Professor Yoram Rudy

Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Cell Biology & Physiology at Washington University in St. Louis, USA

Professor Rudy came to Washington University in St. Louis in 2004 from Case Western Reserve University, where he had been a member of the faculty and director of the Cardiac Bioelectricity Research and Training Center since 1980. He has also served as a visiting professor in various universities worldwide, including Oxford, Columbia, Cornell, Johns Hopkins, Bern, Nagoya, Maastricht, Stanford and Technion and delivered many keynote addresses at international scientific meetings. Professor Rudy published over 200 scientific articles.

He graduated 40 doctoral students, who continue to pursue careers in academic research and medicine and in the biomedical industry. Professor Rudy is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. He is the recipient of numerous awards, among which are: the NIH Merit Award, the Biomedical Engineering Society Distinguished Lectureship Award, the Astor Visiting Professorship at Oxford, the Heart Rhythm Society Distinguished Scientist Award, Case Western Reserve University Distinguished Alumni Award and the Hein Wellens Distinguished Professor in Cardiology at Maastricht University. He also served as President of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Society from 2006-2008.