Description:Hemodynamics Modelling Laboratory
Abstract:The main concern of the HeMoLab project is the development of models, techniques and computational tools for the simulation of the Human Cardiovascular System. When transferring these scientific innovations to the medical community, it is expected to have a significant contribution in the understanding of the functioning of this system, assisting in the prevention, diagnosis, therapy and cardiovascular rehabilitation of various pathologies. Thus, cardiologists (clinical or surgeons) acting together with specialists in modeling and computational simulation, will have to their disposal more complete and accurate information as an auxiliary tool to diagnose cardiovascular diseases as well as complementary information to plan medical procedures.<BR/><BR/>The HeMoLab application was developed with the aim of creating a complete software infra-structure used in the simulation of blood behavior in the main arteries of the the human cardiovascular system. The software allows the acquiring of the model geometry from medical images through image processing techniques, setup the parameters of the model and simulation, visualization of simulation results and etc.<BR/><BR/>The computer simulation of 3D models may demand intensive computer power and this way the use of HPC techniques such as grid computing is crucial factor, for instance, to increase the number of simulations that can be performed at the same time and also to obtain smaller simulation times. <BR/>It is also expected to gather patient-specific information to simulate the particular hemodynamics conditions of that case. It is believed that this sort of tools will contribute to the setting and planning of new and more adjusted procedures for the improvement of the quality of life of the patient.