Interactive Decomposition and Mapping of Saccular Cerebral Aneurysms Using Harmonic Functions: Its First Application With "Patient-Specific" Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Simulations

IEEE transactions on medical imaging 08/2012; 32(2). DOI: 10.1109/TMI.2012.2216542
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Recent developments in medical imaging and advanced computer modeling simulations) now enable studies designed to correlate either simulated or measured 'patient-specific' parameters with the natural history of intracranial aneurysm i.e., ruptured or unruptured. To achieve significance, however, these studies require rigorous comparison of large amounts of data from large numbers of aneurysms, many of which are quite dissimilar anatomically. In this study, we present a method that can likely facilitate such studies as its application could potentially simplify an objective comparison of surface-based parameters of interest such as wall shear stress and blood pressure using large multi-patient, multi-institutional data sets.

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