Joseph Yitan Cheng1, Juan M. Santos1,2, John M. Pauly1
The lack of proper visual guidance greatly impairs and lengthens cardiac procedures, such as atrial fibrillation therapy. In this work, we present a practical approach for fast data acquisition and 3D visualization. Acquisition is achieved with a fast multi-slice spiral sequence, and the visualization is achieved with a simple tissue segmentation and surface rendering. With the introduced depth perception, we provide real-time visual feedback for better control in interventional cardiac treatment.