In this paper a method is described to obtain realistic 3-D geometric models of vascular districts from clinical tomographic 3-D images. The aim is the simulation of individual local hemodynamics by means of computational fluid-dynamics (CFD). As a test case, the method is applied to the carotid bifurcation. Attention is focused on the minimisation of the time demanding costs. The proposed procedure has been automated whenever possible and takes about 2h from the acquisition of the images to the attainment of the simulation results, a time lapse compatible with diagnostic exigency.
- Carotid bifurcation
- Contour extraction
- Finite volume techniques
- Volume reconstruction
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Science Applications
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging