“Analysis of aortic dissection treatment. Computational fluid dynamics validation of surgical results.”
Study of aortic dissections treatment. Segmentation, simulation and validation of surgical results
C Bucurenciu1, V Oleksik1, V S Costache1 and G S Cândea1
Nowadays, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) it’s seen as the new trend in the management of aortic pathologies. Together with visualization capabilities of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) and computed tomography (CT) imaging, real time segmentation (volumetric) models further used as meshes in Computational Fluid Dynamic supply to the clinicians an innovative and extensive decision-making system. In the present paper, we identified and analysed the clinical indicators (lumens diameters, fenestrated area and blood volume) monitored by clinicians to evaluate the patient’ condition before and after the intervention. In order to achieve the targeted aims, we used CT scans as input data (segmented with MIMICS software) and output 3D models (3matic), further processed to mesh model in ANSYS software. Computational results validate the improved patient’ condition, meaning the blood velocity tend to have values to normal flowing conditions. As a conclusion, the linear modification of velocity can be used in further investigations as an input value of pathology treatment.