This material is presented to ensure timely dissemination of scholarly and technical work. Copyright and all rights therein are retained by authors or by other copyright holders. All persons copying this information are expected to adhere to the terms and constraints invoked by each author's copyright. In most cases, these works may not be reposted without the explicit permission of the copyright holder.

Search for Publication

Year(s) from:  to 
Keywords (separated by spaces):

A Partial Domain Approach to Enable Aortic Flow Simulation Without Turbulent Modeling

Koltukluoglu et al.
Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention -- MICCAI 2015


Analysis of hemodynamics shows great potential to provide indications for the risk of cardiac malformations and is essential for diagnostic purposes in clinical applications. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) has been established as a valuable tool for the detailed characterization of volumetric blood flow and its effects on the arterial wall. However, studies concentrating on the aortic root have to take the turbulent nature of the flow into account while no satisfactory solution for such simulations exists today. In this paper we propose to combine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) flow acquisitions, providing excellent data in the turbulent regions while showing only limited reliability in the boundary layer, with CFD simulations which can be used to extrapolate the measured data towards the vessel wall. The solution relies on a partial domain approach, restricting the simulations to the laminar flow domain while using MRI measurements as additional boundary conditions to drive the numerical simulation. In this preliminary work we demonstrate the feasibility of the method on flow phantom measurements while comparing actually measured and simulated flow fields under straight and spiral flow regimes.

Link to publisher's page
  author = {Koltukluoglu et al.},
  title = {A Partial Domain Approach to Enable Aortic Flow Simulation Without Turbulent Modeling},
  booktitle = {Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention -- MICCAI 2015},
  year = {2015},
  pages = {544-551},
  editor = {Nassir Navab and Joachim Hornegger and William M. Wells and Alejandro F. Frangi},
  publisher = {Springer International Publishing},
  keywords = {}