The TAVI / TAVR Initiative for enhanced cardiovascular reporting

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All relevant information for therapy planning to allow a state-of-the-art transcatheter aortic valve implantation.

The TAVI / TAVR Initiative

Why we did it

Aortic stenosis is the most common heart valve disease in adults. The TAVI procedure (transcatheter aortic valve implantation, or TAVR, transcatheter aortic valve replacement) has become a real alternative to open-heart surgery for elderly or multimorbid patients. In order for this procedure to work optimally, radiologists and cardiologists must plan the imminent implantation precisely.

The TAVI / TAVR initiative

What we did

Together with the European Society for Cardiovascular Radiology, Smart Reporting has founded an international expert committee to carry out structured reporting of planning CTAs by the use of templates. The radiologist is supported step by step in the evaluation of the planning CTA and the measurement of the aortic valve, so that at the end of the process all the necessary information is contained in the findings, so that the intervention is successful and for the benefit of the patient.

The TAVI / TAVR initiative

How we did it

The structured reporting template by smart reporting supports the diagnosis of planning CTAs. Step by step, it assists the radiologist in the evaluation of the planning CTA and the measurement of the aortic valve. Which measured values are particularly relevant for planning? Which projection angle is suitable? Are there any relevant vascular calcifications along the access path? Which relevant findings are required for a correct valve selection and a successful implantation? The reporting templates are available in many different languages and contain important background information and graphics.

The ESCR 2019 Congress President

Dr. Rodrigo Salgado

about the TAVI / TAVR-Template:

Advantages of TAVI / TAVR-Template:

  • Clear and precise guidance
    while reporting
    TAVI / TAVR planning CTA

  • Flexible template reporting
    including free
    text elements

  • Context-specific decision trees ensure completeness

  • Guidance for
    radiologists in training

  • Optimal selection of the right
    TAVI / TAVR and improved
    procedural planning

  • Scientific evaluation of reports for academic purposes and for TAVI / TAVR manufacturers

  • Important background
    information and graphics

Our vision is to improve health by advancing cardiovascular imaging (CVI) in Europe. Specific subspecialized expertise in CVI is built on broad-based knowledge in general radiology.