The GCRG is well-versed in the use of sonomicrometric crystal array localization to obtain extremely high-spatial and temporal resolution in vivo data. Early work using this imaging modality was instrumental in defining borderzone expansion in post-infarction dilated cardiomyopathy (Figure, Jackson et al. , 2002) and mitral annular saddle shape (3rd Gorman et al. , 1996).
Sonomicrometry has since been expanded to understanding complex in vivo mitral leaflet dynamics and tissue properities in collaboration with research partners at Georgia Tech and the University of Texas
Sonomicrometric Array Localization of the Anterior Mitral Leaflet Following Saddle Annuloplasty