Medical Image Processing and Numerical Simulation for Digital Hepatic Parenchymal Blood Flow

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10557)


This paper deals with the personalized simulation of blood flow within the liver parenchyma, by considering a complete pipeline of medical image segmentation, organ volume reconstruction, and numerical simulation of blood diffusion. To do so, we employ model-based segmentation algorithms developed with ITK/VTK librairies, CATIA software for volumetric reconstructions based on NURBS and Abaqus solution for adapted simulation of Darcy’s law. After presenting experimental results of each step, we explore scientific and technical bottlenecks so that a valid digital hepatic blood flow phantom may be developed in our future research, in direct relation with current open challenges in this domain.


Medical image analysis Model-based segmentation Liver Blood flow simulation 3D reconstruction NURBS 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Université Clermont Auvergne, SIGMA Clermont, CNRS, Institut PascalClermont-FerrandFrance
  2. 2.Centre Hospitalo-UniversitaireClermont-FerrandFrance

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