23 April 2012
4 - 5pm
A Bioengineering research seminar by Professor James D. Thomas, Case Western Reserve University
Through dramatic advances in instrumentation and computer processing, cardiovascular imaging has achieved a central role in the management of patients with heart disease.
In this lecture, Professor Thomas will outline basic principles of echocardiography, nuclear scanning, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging. These modalities will be discussed in the context of coronary artery disease, valve dysfunction, heart failure, and cardiac arrhythmias.
Professor Thomas will close with a discussion of his group's collaborative work with the Auckland Bioengineering Institute in investigating the effects of microgravity on cardiac structure and function.
About Professor James Thomas
Born and raised in Oklahoma, Professor James D. Thomas attended Harvard College and Harvard Medical School before clinical training at Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Vermont. He is now the Charles and Lorraine Moore Chair in Cardiovascular Imaging at the Cleveland Clinic and Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University and serves as lead scientist for ultrasound with NASA.
His clinical interests include valvular heart disease and diastolic dysfunction with research interests in cardiac mechanics, application of new echo technology, and space physiology. He is President of the American Society of Echocardiography and has previously served on the Cardiovascular Board of ABIM and was co-chairman for the 2007 ACC Annual Scientific Sessions.