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Computational Study on the Effects of Peripheral Vessel Network on Blood Flow in the Arterial Circle of Willis

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Shigefumi Tokuda, Marie Oshima

The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Takeshi Unemura

AdvanceSoft Corporation, Tokyo, Japan

Paper No. SBC2007-176706, pp. 241-242; 2 pages
  • ASME 2007 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • ASME 2007 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • Keystone, Colorado, USA, June 20–24, 2007
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4798-5
  • Copyright © 2007 by ASME


Cerebrovascular disorder such as subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is 3rd position of the cause of death in Japan [1]. Its initiation and growth are reported to depend on hemodynamic factors, particularly on wall shear stress or blood pressure induced by blood flow. In order to investigate the information on the hemodynamic quantities in the cerebral vascular system, the authors have been developing a computational tool using patient-specific modeling and numerical simulation [2]. In order to achieve an in vivo simulation of living organisms, it is important to apply appropriate physiological conditions such as physical properties, models, and boundary conditions. Generally, the numerical simulation using a patient-specific model is conducted for a localized region near the research target. Although the analysis region is only a part of the circulatory system, the simulation has to include the effects from the entire circulatory system. Many studies have carried out to derive the boundary conditions to model in vivo environment [3–5]. However, it is not easy to obtain the biological data of cerebral arteries due to head capsule.

Copyright © 2007 by ASME
Topics: Vessels , Blood flow



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