Improving non-invasive diagnostics of cardiovascular disease using ultrasound: development of new blood flow and vessel wall quantification techniques using multiphysics modeling and in-vivo validation studies.

01 October 2010 → 01 October 2012
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Biological system engineering
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biomechanical engineering
    • Medical biotechnology
    • Other (bio)medical engineering
ultrasound fluid-structure interaction simulations vascular strain imaging multiphysics
Project description

Vascular applications of medical ultrasound still show severe limitations. A multiphysical simulation tool was previously developed to support the development of new techniques. This project will use our simulationmodel to develop vascular strain imaging, a highly useful tool when screening for vulnerable arterial lesions (e.g. plaques). Both conventional and new imaging approaches will be explored using human and murine data.