Using Biomedical Engineering to Personalise Heart Disease Treatment

Computational modelling, bench top experiments

Research project seeking students: Stents are meshed wired scaffolds implanted into narrowed arteries to prevent heart attacks and strokes. They still fail in 1 in 10 patients besides being the most common treatment for the largest cause of death world-wide. 

The aim of this work is to generate CAD models from micro-CT images of stented patient replicas. The replicas represent the anatomical/geometric distribution found within a large population. The CAD models will be used to generate CFD simulation of the blood flow, revealing their effectiveness for that patient geometry.   

The outcomes are new insights into individual differences opening the pathway to personalised stenting approach for higher treatment success. 

 

Project team

Dr Susann Beier
Faculty of Engineering
Associate Professor Socrates Dokos
Faculty of Engineering

Project collaborators: External

Key contact

Faculty of Engineering
s.beier@unsw.edu.au

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