Simulation of Time-Resolved, Three-Dimensional Cardiac Blood Flow from Computed Tomography (4D Flow CT)

Advanced computed tomography (CT) creates amazing visualization of the beating heart. However, the complex interactions of blood flow are not fully reflected by these images. This project aims to extract blood flow data from CT images of the heart using image-based simulations. The goal is earlier and more accurate detection and improved management of cardiac diseases.

Advanced computed tomography (CT) allows for amazing visualization of the human body including the beating heart. However, the complex interactions of blood flow, which is crucial in the diagnosis and treatment planning of many diseases, are not fully reflected by these images. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound are able to measure functional data like blood flow, but at a low resolution. Furthermore, these techniques are not able to predict the changes in blood flow after surgical treatment.

This project aims to extract blood flow data from CT images of the heart using image-based simulations. The goal is earlier and more accurate detection as well as improved management of cardiac diseases.

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