Numerical computation of blood flow for a patient-specific hemodialysis shunt model

Surabhi Rathore, Tomoki Uda, Viet Q.H. Huynh, Hiroshi Suito, Toshitaka Watanabe, Hironobu Sugiyama, D. Srikanth

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Hemodialysis procedure is usually advisable for end-stage renal disease patients. This study is aimed at computational investigation of hemodynamical characteristics in three-dimensional arteriovenous shunt for hemodialysis, for which computed tomography scanning and phase-contrast magnetic resonance imaging are used. Several hemodynamical characteristics are presented and discussed depending on the patient-specific morphology and flow conditions including regurgitating flow from the distal artery caused by the construction of the arteriovenous shunt. A simple backflow prevention technique at an outflow boundary is presented, with stabilized finite element approaches for incompressible Navier–Stokes equations.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJapan Journal of Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021


  • Arteriovenous shunt
  • Backflow prevention
  • Hemodialysis
  • Oscillatory shear index
  • Regurgitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Applied Mathematics


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