Cardiovascular Modeling

  • Giovanni Biglino
  • Silvia Schievano
  • Vivek Muthurangu
  • Andrew Taylor
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Modeling of the cardiovascular system is increasingly used to provide information that is not easily measured in humans or that can be used to predict treatment outcomes. Importantly, cardiac MRI can not only provide much of the data necessary to build such models, but can also be used to provide much of the data necessary to validate these processes. This will be a relatively novel area of work for most in the field of imaging, and this chapter will outline the basic principles and types of models that are currently available, and demonstrate their use with in specific examples.


Mitral Valve Computational Fluid Dynamic Particle Image Velocimetry Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Superior Vena Cava 
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We would like to gratefully acknowledge Fondation Leducq, British Heart Foundation, Royal Academy of Engineering/EPSRC and National Institute for Health Research UK for their support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giovanni Biglino
    • 1
  • Silvia Schievano
    • 1
  • Vivek Muthurangu
    • 1
  • Andrew Taylor
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Cardiovascular ImagingUCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science and Great Ormond Street Hospital for ChildrenLondonUK

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