Dr. ir. H.J. (Rik) Vos

Perfusion of the cardiac muscle – QUANTO
Dr. ir. H.J. (Rik) Vos
Erasmus MC, Biomedical Engineering

Perfusion of the cardiac muscle – QUANTO

Following acute treatment for myocardial infarction, the treatment does not result in full restoration of perfusion in the cardiac muscle in one-third of the patients. Dr ir. Rik Vos will be creating a new ultrasound system that will allow us to make ultra-high-speed images of the heart. We will then be able to view and analyse these images in slow motion. This allows us to accurately map perfusion during the procedure and even test various therapies to immediately restore perfusion.