Patient specific fluid structure interaction modelling of aortic coarctation. Pre- and post-operative numerical study of biomechanical loads and ultrasonic imaging of the pathological aorta.

01 January 2009 → 31 December 2014
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Biomechanics
    • Biomechanics
    • Biomechanics
fluid structure interaction Aortic coarctation patient specific 3D Ultrasound
Project description

Aortic coarctation is a congenital narrowing of the descending aorta. As it obstructs blood flow, it needs to be treated as soon as possible (shortly after birth). The aim of this project is to find an optimal (patient-specific) treatment based on biomechanical loads calculated through fluid structure interaction. This project also focuses on quantifying wave reflections and imaging techniques such as MRI and 3D Ultrasound.