Improved non-invasive diagnostics of arterial disease through integrated simulation of medical ultrasound, arterial blood flow and aretrial wall mechanics

01 January 2009 → 31 October 2013
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Biomechanics
    • Medical imaging and therapy
    • Biomechanics
    • Medical imaging and therapy
    • Other paramedical sciences
    • Biomechanics
    • Medical imaging and therapy
  • Engineering and technology
    • Biological system engineering
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biomechanical engineering
    • Medical biotechnology
    • Other (bio)medical engineering
ultrasound simulation biomechanics
Project description

Aim is to develop an advanced simulation tool for cardiovascular ultrasound applications, based on computer simulations of blood flow and arterial mechanics (expertise Ugent). As Ugent lacks fundamental knowledge on medical ultrasound, we will collaborate with NTNU, Trondheim. This bilateral project will specifically allow us to couple wall mechanics (Abaqus) and ultrasound (Field) and develop advanced ultrasound applications (a.o. 3D).