Three-dimensional (3-D) Imaging Laboratory

General Information

The three-dimensional (3-D) Imaging Laboratory was founded in 1996 under the Interventional Section, Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine. The goal of the 3D-IL is to develop, implement, and validate various computer-assisted utilities based on different medical imaging techniques to facilitate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the cardiac catheterization laboratories.

Research and Applications

a) On-line 3-D image-guidance and rapid heart prototyping to facilitate medical simulation and to assist coronary and structural heart disease interventions.

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b) Multi-modality fusion (CT, X-ray, and Ultrasound) and advanced quantitative analysis for 
pre-procedural planning and post-procedure surveillance to improve patient care.

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c) Kinetic and deformation analyses on vascular arteries, cardiac structures and implanted 
devices to evaluate outcome efficacy and device performance.

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Key Personnel and Collaborating Physicians

John D. Carroll, MD, FACC, FSCAI, MSCAI
Professor of Medicine
Director, Interventional Cardiology
University of Colorado Hospital

John C. Messenger, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Professor of Medicine
Director, Adult Cardiac Catheterization Lab
University of Colorado Hospital

S. James Chen, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, 3D Imaging Lab
University of Colorado Hospital


Cardiology (SOM)

CU Anschutz

Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion 1

12605 East 16th Avenue

3rd Floor

Aurora, CO 80045


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