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Locating a blockage in the cerebral vascular network

McNamara, H. (2011) Locating a blockage in the cerebral vascular network. [Study Group Report]



Ischemic strokes make up 70-80% of strokes, and are characterised by blockages of arteries carrying blood to the brain. This problem involves the identification of blockages using a species distribution derived from an MRI scan of the brain. Blood flow in the brain may be described using a network of branching vessels which are the sources for porous media-type flow in the capillary bed. The topologically intricate nature of the branching blood vessels hinder most attempts at simplifying the problem, and the report concludes that a longer-term modelling process would be required in order to provide therapeutically useful conclusions. Some recommendations for the direction such future work could take are also included.

Item Type:Study Group Report
Problem Sectors:Medical and pharmaceutical
Study Groups:KAUST Study Groups > 1st KSG (Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, Jan 23-26, 2011)
Company Name:GE
ID Code:345
Deposited By: Dr Kamel Bentahar
Deposited On:29 Jul 2011 12:01
Last Modified:29 May 2015 19:58

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