Harnessing 3-D modeling of the pediatric heart
The UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center is inland Northern California's only full-service pediatric heart center, and provides some of Northern California's most sophisticated specialty and surgical expertise. Through a collaboration with UC Davis biomedical engineers, our team recently began using 3-D modeling to assist with more complex congenital heart patients. The models are based on CT scans and transthoracic echocardiograms, and allow our pediatric heart surgeons to visualize especially challenging procedures.
New chief of pediatric cardiology
Late last year we secured the services of renowned pediatric interventional cardiologist Frank Ing as our chief of pediatric cardiology. Ing has pioneered new techniques in both pediatric interventional cardiology and fetal cardiac interventions.