BCL in a nutshell

BioCardioLab was established in 2008 as a sub Unit of the Adult Cardiology Division of the G. Monasterio Foundation. In 2015 the BioCardioLab was officially included in the Bioengineering Division of the G. Monasterio Foundation as an interdipartimental research laboratory.

BioCardioLab works in synergy with adults and pediatric clinical units with the specific aim to translate patient-specific modelling towards clinical benefits.

Aortic – Team

UOC Anestesia e rianimazione

Convenzione tra Azienda ospedaliero-universitaria Senese e Fondazione Monasterio per il programma congiunto “Trapianti cardiaci e/o assistenza ventricolare meccanica nei pazienti GUCH”


Our approach is carried out across the 3R statement performing:

  • in-vivo
  • in-silico
  • ex-vivo

We integrate:

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Advanced Image Processing Analysis
  • Experimental Tests
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Virtual Reality
  • 3D Printing

BCL Mission

The mission of the BioCardioLab is to introduce numerical simulation, new image-based methods and physical models in clinical setting to support training and planning of surgical interventions. The new image-based procedure include intra-operative image fusion technique and web-base virtual and augmented reality tools.