76. Non-invasive detection of pathological changes in human heart with computer vision and simulation tools

76. Non-invasive detection of pathological changes in human heart with computer vision and simulation tools

Maciej Szymkowski – Scientific Programmers Team, Sano Centre for Computational Science, Krakow, PL


In this talk, I will attempt to provide an overview of the methodology of non-invasive human heart analysis and the detection of pathological changes. The main de novo aspect of the proposed workflow is the use of computer vision algorithms and simulation tools, for the diagnosis of 2D MRI and 3D CT heart sample series. It needs to be pointed-out that one of the serious illnesses detected within such images is pulmonary hypertension. This project is undertaken in cooperation with the Technical University of Cluj Napoca, (represented by dr Angela Lungu) and the University of Sheffield (in the team of prof. Rodney Hose and prof. Ian Halliday). As the vital part of the work, we also consider modelling of arterial blood pressure, with the information acquired from CT/MRI image series.  Initially, I will review the recent state of the art (related to heart modelling and detection of cardiac pathophysiology) and I will then proceed to describe the most significant methodological innovations. I will then proceed to present a proposed pipeline and methodology for 2D MRI and 3D CT heart samples’ series processing and analysis. Finally, conclusions related to the presentation will be given.


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About the author

Maciej Szymkowski (Member, IEEE) was born in Bialystok, Poland, in 1994. He received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. Eng. degrees, in 2017 and 2018, respectively. Since 2018, he has been working as a Research Assistant with the Faculty of Computer Science, Białystok University of Technology in Biometrics Laboratory, under the supervision of Professor Khalid Saeed. From 2021 he worked in AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow. Currently, he is also a Scientific Software Developer in Sano – Centre for Computational Personalized Medicine, cooperating with the Technical University of Cluj Napoca and the University of Sheffield. To date, he has published 31 research works in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. His main research interests relate to biometrics, medical image processing, simulation and artificial intelligence, machine learning.