Development of a method to construct three-dimensional finite element models of thoracic aortic aneurysms from MRI images

Y. Kato, T. Matsumoto, K. Kumagai, H. Akimoto, K. Tabayashi, N. Sato

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Abstract

Most patients die when thoracic aortic aneurysms rupture. In order to avoid the ruptures, the aneurysms are replaced with aortic prostheses when their maximum diameter exceeds 5 cm. Because this criterion is based on the experiences, some aneurysms rupture even if the diameters are smaller than this criterion. To treat the aneurysm properly, it is necessary to find out the new criterion. The rupture is thought to have a close relationship with the stress in the wall. Hence, there is much research about the stress, but this research uses the straight tube model. The model shape does not seem appropriate to a thoracic aorta shape. Hence, we developed the method to construct three-dimensional finite element models of thoracic aortic aneurysms from MRI images.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - International Workshop on Medical Imaging and Augmented Reality, MIAR 2001
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages131-136
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)0769511139, 9780769511139
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1
EventInternational Workshop on Medical Imaging and Augmented Reality, MIAR 2001 - Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong
Duration: 2001 Jun 102001 Jun 12

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Workshop on Medical Imaging and Augmented Reality, MIAR 2001

Other

OtherInternational Workshop on Medical Imaging and Augmented Reality, MIAR 2001
CountryHong Kong
CityShatin, N.T.
Period01/6/1001/6/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Kato, Y., Matsumoto, T., Kumagai, K., Akimoto, H., Tabayashi, K., & Sato, N. (2001). Development of a method to construct three-dimensional finite element models of thoracic aortic aneurysms from MRI images. In Proceedings - International Workshop on Medical Imaging and Augmented Reality, MIAR 2001 (pp. 131-136). [930275] (Proceedings - International Workshop on Medical Imaging and Augmented Reality, MIAR 2001). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/MIAR.2001.930275