WIT Press


The Potential Of Numerical Simulation Methods In Biomedical Research

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BSIM960011

Volume

3

Pages

10

Published

1996

Size

989 kb

Author(s)

X.Y. Xu & M.W. Collins

Abstract

Computational mechanics has reached the stage where it can provide quant- itatively reliable predictions for both fluid and solid motions in physiolo- gically valid situations. Combining state-of-the-art numerical simulation techniques with new non-invasive clinical measurement tools will provide an innovative approch to medical diagnosis and surgical decision making. This paper discuss the possibilities of developing such a novel method and its potential value in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. 1 Introduction Events in the blood vessels form the final common denominator of the adverse outcomes of cardiovascular disease. In particular these are the thrombotic events common to stroke and heart attack. The blood ves- sels are the critical target organs of the conditions recognised as im

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