Constructing a patient-specific model heart from ct data

D. M. McQueen, T. O’Donnell, B. E. Griffith, C. S. Peskin

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The goal of our work is to predict the patterns of blood flow in a model of the human heart using the Immersed Boundary method. In this method, fluid is moved by forces associated with the deformation of flexible boundaries which are immersed in, and interacting with, the fluid. In the present work the boundary is comprised of the muscular walls and valve leaflets of the heart. The method benefits by having an anatomically correct model of the heart. This report describes the construction of a model based on CT data from a particular individual, opening up the possibility of simulating interventions in an individual for clinical purposes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Biomedical Imaging
Subtitle of host publicationMethodologies and Clinical Research
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780387097497
ISBN (Print)9780387097480
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Medicine
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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