MUSIC (Multi-modality Platform for Specific Imaging in Cardiology) is a proprietary software developed by the Liryc IHU and the Asclepios Inria team, and based on medInria open-source software. The aim is to offer a large spectrum of functionalities and processing pipelines dedicated to cardiology.
Tools and multi-modality: segmentation, visualization, filters, histograms, data reformating, registration and mesh processing tools are provided in MUSIC and allow the community to use a user-friendly common framework for more efficiency. Many imaging modalities are supported: MDCT (scanner), MRI, PET, VTK meshes. In addition, the models generated by MUSIC can be exported to clinical 3D electroanatomical mapping systems used by cardiologists during procedures on electrical disorders (ablation by catheter).
Treatment improvement: MUSIC offers imaging algorithms for diagnosis and prognosis, pipelines dedicated to the guidance of atrial or ventricular interventions through imaging. Thus, MUSIC has been used to guide scar-related ventricular tachycardia (VT) ablation in over 300 consecutive procedures in our center, and more than 1.500 in the international MUSIC network. In addition, this multicentral network allows to built an international registry of structural cardiac pathologies including imagery and electro-physiology data.
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A bonus for Research: MUSIC is a software platform allowing the analysis, in one environment, of multi-parametric data sets from the IHU teams (structural, mechanic, hemodynamic, electrical, etc), and to interface with simulation platforms such as SOFA, CEPS, CARP in order to develop patient-specific modelisation/simulation strategies.
Consortium: an international consortium of experienced VT centers has been built as part of the MUSIC program. It now regroups more than 30 international centers. Participating centers upload their anonymised data to our team on a web-portal. Our operators process the data in a few hours and send the results to the centers in time for the intervention. Thus, cardiologists all around the world use this technology every day to guide their procedures and visualize their catheters in real-time inside a virtual patient-specific heart created in Bordeaux.
Our team: the MUSIC project has been pursued by a multidisciplinary team involving doctors, researchers, software developers, and medical imaging operators.
Project contributors : Olivier Baris (Radio manipulator), Loic Cadour (Developer), Julien Castelneau (Developer), Hubert Cochet (Radiologist), Florent Collot (Developer), Nordine El Baraka (Developer), Ludovic Germain (Radio manipulator), Pierre Jais (Cardiologist), Mehdi Juhoor (Developer), Mathilde Merle (Developer), Pauline Migerditichan (Developer), Jatin Relan (PhD Student), Maxime Sermesant (Searcher), Bruno Soré (Radio manipulator), Jean Michel Thomas (Radio manipulator), Florian Vichot (Developer).
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For more information: This work received support from the French Government managed by the National Research Agency (ANR) under the program "Investissements d'avenir" with the reference "ANR-11-EQPX-0030."
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