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The University of Essen was the leading medical partner of the research project SONOCARD founded by the Fedral Ministry of Education and Research (see http://www.bmbf.de) in 2001 to 2003. Some research projects results, e.g. the 3D heart models for pathologies, are an integral part of the 3D Interactive Heart Anatomy Viewer today.