Plenary Lecture

Computer Application in Heart Imaging and Monitoring

Professor Eko Supriyanto
Director of IJN-UTM Cardiovascular Engineering Centre
Faculty of Biosciences and Medical Engineering
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
E-mail: eko@biomedical.utm.my

Abstract: Cardiovascular disease is the first common cause of death in human worldwide. Unhealthy life style is believed as the main cause of this disease. In order to prevent and cure this disease, some approaches based on computer have been applied. These include heart problem early detection based on electrocardiography signal and echocardiography image, computer based clinical decision support system for cardiovascular diseases, computerized clinical pathways for patient management, heart surgery monitoring, cardiac patient monitoring and telecardiology. Besides, computer plays also important role in the cardiac visualization for education purpose and cardiac assistive device design and simulation. In this paper, state of the art of computer applications in heart imaging and monitoring is discussed. The technology effectiveness is also evaluated in order to give important information for clinicians or cardiologists for technology selection. The advanced techniques in signal and image processing are explored. As a main technique to support clinical decision, the most suitable artificial intelligence techniques are introduced. Computerized clinical pathway as an effective tool to manage cardiovascular patient during treatment is detailed in this paper. Without computer, it is almost impossible to monitor the heart surgery during this era. This includes the using of imaging modalities such as ultrasound, computed tomography X-Ray and magnetic resonance imaging, as well as computer controlled biosensors. Since telemedicine become more and more advanced, it is also possible to use this system for home patient monitoring. This technological review is very important tool not only for clinicians but also for engineer or computer scientist for the future development and application of computer in the heart imaging and monitoring.

Brief Biography of the Speaker:Professor Dr.-Ing. Eko Supriyanto is the Director of IJN-UTM Cardiovascular Engineering Centre, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He obtained his PhD in electronics engineering from University of Federal Armed Forces Germany, Hamburg. He worked as an academic staff at this university and a product development manager in a private company in Duesseldorf, Germany, before moved to Malaysia. He is a visiting professor at Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany and guest professor at Department of Radiology, Padjajaran University, Indonesia. His involvement in the computer application in medicine has been started since 1996 for the dialysis machine safety monitoring system. He has 15 patents in the area of biomedical and computer based products. He also obtained more than 24 awards for his achievement from international institutions. He has more than 120 publications in international journals and proceeding and author of few international books. He has been also active in WSEAS conferences since 2009 as an invited speaker, speaker for more than 36 papers and session chairman.

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