From image data to computational domains

  • Luca Antiga
  • Joaquim Peiró
  • David A. Steinman
Part of the MS&A book series (MS&A, volume 1)


The advent of high-resolution imaging systems and powerful computational resources has made it possible to obtain information about the in vivo anatomy of blood vessels in a non invasive way. By employing this information as the domain definition for computational fluid dynamics, it is now possible to model hemodynamics in realistic geometric configurations on a subject-specific basis. Since geometry has a strong influence on hemodynamics, as will shown extensively in Chapter 5, the procedure used to model the geometry of a blood vessel from medical images plays a primary role in determining the reliability of haemodynamic predictions and, ultimately, their clinical significance.


Computational Domain Mesh Generation Unstructured Mesh Deformable Model Radial Basis Function 
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© Springer-Verlag Italia, Milano 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Luca Antiga
    • 1
  • Joaquim Peiró
    • 2
  • David A. Steinman
    • 3
  1. 1.Mario Negri InstituteBergamoItaly
  2. 2.Department of AeronauticsImperial CollegeLondonUK
  3. 3.Mechanical and Industrial EngineeringUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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