Project

Patient specific image-based computational modelling for improvement of short- and long-term outcome of vascular access in patients on hemodialysis therapy (ARCH)

Acronym
ARCH
Duration
01 June 2008 → 30 November 2011
Funding
European funding: framework programme
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Biomechanics
    • Cardiac and vascular medicine
    • Biomechanics
    • Cardiac and vascular medicine
    • Biomechanics
    • Cardiac and vascular medicine
  • Engineering and technology
    • Biological system engineering
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biomechanical engineering
    • Medical biotechnology
    • Other (bio)medical engineering
Keywords
patient-specific modelling computational vascular access in-vitro validation
 
Project description

The arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the first choice vascular access for hemodialysis treatment. The general approach of the present project is the generation of patient-specific models of hemodynamics based on medical images and functional measurements. The project aims at providing criteria for surgical planning and prediction of short- and long-term function, onset of steal syndrome and heart failure. Models will be extensively validated in-vitro. In-vivo pilot studies will be performed.