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Quantitative evaluation of patient-specific conforming hexahedral meshes of abdominal aortic aneurysms and intraluminal thrombus generated from MRI
Year:2013
Research Areas
  • Biomedicine,
  • Electronic technology and of the communications
Information
Abstract
A novel method for generating patient-specific high quality conforming hexahedral meshes is presented. The meshes are directly obtained from the segmentation of patient magnetic resonance (MR) images of abdominal aortic aneu-rysms (AAA). The MRI permits distinguishing between struc-tures of interest in soft tissue. Being so, the contours of the lumen, the aortic wall and the intraluminal thrombus (ILT) are available and thus the meshes represent the actual anato-my of the patient?s aneurysm, including the layered morpholo-gies of these structures. Most AAAs are located in the lower part of the aorta and the upper section of the iliac arteries, where the inherent tortuosity of the anatomy and the presence of the ILT makes the generation of high-quality elements at the bifurcation is a challenging task. In this work we propose a novel approach for building quadrilateral meshes for each surface of the sectioned geometry, and generating conforming hexahedral meshes by combining the quadrilateral meshes. Conforming hexahedral meshes are created for the wall and the ILT. The resulting elements are evaluated on four patients? datasets using the Scaled Jacobian metric. Hexahedral meshes of 25,000 elements with 94.8% of elements well-suited for FE analysis are generated.
International
Si
Congress
XIII Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2013
960
Place
Sevilla, España
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-3-319-00846-2
Start Date
25/09/2013
End Date
28/09/2013
From page
210
To page
213
IFMBE Proceedings Vol. 41
Participants
  • Autor: Enrique Javier Gomez Aguilera (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Bioingeniería y Telemedicina
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de tecnología Biomédica CTB
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