Eric E. WilliamsonBA, MD
Eric E. Williamson, M.D., conducts research focused on advancing understanding of how the unique capabilities of ECG-gated computerized tomography (CT) can be applied to the cardiovascular system.
As co-directors of Mayo Clinic's Structural Heart Disease Imaging Lab, Dr. Williamson and his colleague, Shuai Leng, Ph.D., use advanced CT techniques to image the characteristics of disorders that affect the structure of the heart tissue or cardiac valves. Their current work involves a team of physicians, medical physicists, CT technologists and post-processing experts who are developing a comprehensive model of the cardiac remodeling that occurs during the development and subsequent treatment of mitral regurgitation. This investigation involves a porcine model of primary and functional mitral regurgitation, 3D-printed models for prosthesis deployment, and clinical imaging of selected patients.