Real-Time Modeling of Vascular Flow for Angiography Simulation

  • Xunlei Wu
  • Jérémie Allard
  • Stéphane Cotin
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4791)


Interventional neuroradiology is a growing field of minimally invasive therapies that includes embolization of aneurysms and arterio-venous malformations, carotid angioplasty and carotid stenting, and acute stroke therapy. Treatment is performed using image-guided instrument navigation through the patient’s vasculature and requires intricate combination of visual and tactile coordination. In this paper we present a series of techniques for real-time high-fidelity simulation of angiographic studies. We focus in particular on the computation and visualization of blood flow and blood pressure distribution patterns, mixing of blood and contrast agent, and high-fidelity simulation of fluoroscopic images.


Contrast Agent Vertebral Artery Vascular Flow Interventional Radiology Procedure Carotid Stenting 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xunlei Wu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jérémie Allard
    • 2
  • Stéphane Cotin
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Harvard Medical School, BostonUSA
  2. 2.SimGroup, CIMIT, CambridgeUSA
  3. 3.Alcove Project, LIFL/INRIA Futurs, LilleFrance

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