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ARTool: A Platform for the Development of Multi-level patient-specific artery and atherogenesis models

Research Area: Uncategorized Year: 2011
Type of Publication: Article Keywords: 3D image reconstruction, Atherosclerosis, Blood flow dynamics
  • Exarchos, T.
  • Stefanou, K.
  • Siogkas, P.
  • Sakelarios, A.
  • Fotiadis, D.
  • Naka, K.
  • Michalis, L.
  • Filipovic, Nenad
  • Parodi, O.
Journal: IPSI BgD journals Volume: 7
Number: 2
This work describes a platform used for the visualization and modelling of biological processes during the formation and development of atheroma, called ARTool. Atherosclerotic lesions can be visualized via imaging modalities like Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) as well as Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) and Angiography. The produced medical images are then processed by ARTool, generating accurate patient – specific 3 – D reconstructed arterial models. The arterial model is used to study blood flow dynamics, mass transfer and plaque growth. Due to the fact that ARTool is able to process all modalities simultaneously and perform the required calculations in parallel, results are generated almost in real time.