Tools and applications for imaging-based cardiovascular mechanics

Arnold David Gomez
2016
Image-based biomechanics, particularly numerical modeling using subject-specific data obtained via imaging, has proven useful for elucidating several biomechanical processes, such as prediction of deformation due to external loads, applicable to both normal function and pathophysiology of various organs. As the field evolves towards applications that stretch the limits of imaging hardware and acquisition time, the information traditionally expected as input for numerical routines often becomes
more » ... ines often becomes incomplete or ambiguous, and requires specific acquisition and processing strategies to ensure physical accuracy and compatibility with predictive mathematical modeling. These strategies, often derivatives or specializations of traditional mechanics, effectively extend the nominal capability of medical imaging hardware providing subject-specific information coupled with the option of using the results for predictive numerical simulations. This research deals with the development of tools for extracting mechanical measurements from a finite set of imaging data and finite element analysis in the context of constructing structural atlases of the heart, understanding the
doi:10.26053/0h-g74d-h7g0 fatcat:vgfz2hhjdvhqxeibixstutwz5i