Current Projects Overview
Click the image on the right to get a closer look at the overall research approach for projects in the CVFD Laboratory.
The current projects in the lab are summarized below:
Comprehensive Hemodynamics of Total Cavopulmonary Connection
Altered total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC) hemodynamics can cause long-term complications, and patient-specific anatomy hinders generalized solutions. This study employed the use of 4D flow MRI, CFD, and physical model experiments with a perfusion pump to analyze the outcome of surgical TCPC procedures.
Read more at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25841292
Patient Specific In-vitro Models – Additive Manufacturing Approach
This study is using medical imaging to analyze physical models that have been created using various methods of additive manufacturing (3D printing). Each method is being compared so that we can determine the best way to 3D print human anatomy in order to get accurate results from physical model experiments.
Read more at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28242061
Comprehensive Hemodynamics of Aortic Dissection
This project was focused on the analysis of a damaged human aorta through the use of medical imaging, 4D flow, computational fluid dynamics, and validation with physical model experiments.
Living Related Liver Transplant – Hemodynamics of the Living Donor
4D Flow MRI: Patient Specific Intracranial Aneurysms
By using 4D Flow MRI, we are able to study the flow dynamics through patient-specific intracranial aneurysms. Modeled from patient CT Angiography, we are able to 3D print, scan, and visualize the flow patterns inside of the aneurysm and patent artery. This research yields another way to understand hemodynamics in intracranial aneurysms.