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Apr 3, 2019 at 5:00 pm

How is your heart doing? Just look!

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Overview:

Recent developments in medical imaging, especially modern CT scanner, now make it possible to make extremely accurate pictures of the human heart in less than one heartbeat. This non-invasive, non-expensive imaging method can produce an accurate picture of cardiovascular health. Heart disease kills more people each year than any other disease. We are presented with an interesting problem for medicine: should we all look to see how our own heart is doing? Is it beneficial to us? Can we afford to do this? Many countries are now addressing this question in order to establish their new national health policies.

Guest Speaker:

Elliot McVeigh, Ph.D.,

Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, San Diego.

Before joining the University of California, San Diego, McVeigh was chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, where he founded the Medical Imaging Laboratory. In 1999, McVeigh joined forces with the Laboratory of Cardiac Energetics at the National Institutes of Health to develop a research program in cardiovascular interventional MRI. McVeigh had been on the Johns Hopkins faculty since 1988, immediately after earning his Ph.D. in medical biophysics at the University of Toronto, where he also earned a bachelor’s in physics in 1984.

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Date and Time

Apr 3, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Location

Fleet Science Center, Balboa Park

Event Registration

Registration for this event is required by Apr 3, 2019. Visit the registration page for details.

Event Fee

Free

Contact

Center for Ethics in Science and Technology    info@ethicscenter.net    858-822-2647

Audience

Faculty, Staff, Students, The General Public

Event Host

Center for Ethics in Science and Technology

Event Category

Talks and Lectures