Reconstruction of cerebrospinal fluid flow in the third ventricle based on MRI data

Vartan Kurtcuoglu, Michaela Soellinger, Paul Summers, Kevin Boomsma, Dimos Poulikakos, Peter Boesiger, Yiannis Ventikos

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Abstract

A finite-volume model of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) system encompassing the third ventricle and the aqueduct of Sylvius was used to reconstruct CSF velocity and pressure fields based on MRI data. The flow domain geometry was obtained through segmentation of MRI brain anatomy scans. The movement of the domain walls was interpolated from brain motion MRI scans. A constant pressure boundary condition (BC) was specified at the foramina of Monro. A transient velocity BC reconstructed from velocimetric MRI scans was employed at the inferior end of the aqueduct of Sylvius. It could be shown that a combination of MRI scans and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation can be used to reconstruct the flow field in the third ventricle. Pre-interventional knowledge of patient-specific CSF flow has the potential to improve neurosurgical interventions such as shunt placement in case of hydrocephalus.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages786-793
Number of pages8
Volume3749 LNCS
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event8th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - MICCAI 2005 - Palm Springs, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 26 2005Oct 29 2005

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3749 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other8th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - MICCAI 2005
CountryUnited States
CityPalm Springs, CA
Period10/26/0510/29/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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    Kurtcuoglu, V., Soellinger, M., Summers, P., Boomsma, K., Poulikakos, D., Boesiger, P., & Ventikos, Y. (2005). Reconstruction of cerebrospinal fluid flow in the third ventricle based on MRI data. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 3749 LNCS, pp. 786-793). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 3749 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/11566465_97