Life Sciences

Rupture risk assessment for intracranial aneurysms

Intracranial aneurysms, which are dilatations of the cerebral vasculature, can be prone to rupture. To assess the patient-specific rupture risk, hemodynamic parameters are acquired using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). However, the impact of the vessel wall is mostly neglected. To overcome this limitation, precise vessel wall imaging was performed in a 33-year old male human, who died due to aneurysm rupture. Furthermore, fluid-structure interaction (FSI) simulations were carried out considering patient-specific and constant vessel wall thickness, respectively.

CFD as treatment support in cardiology

CFD as Non-Invasive Tool for Patient-Specific Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Cardiology

Easy-to-use miniaturized blood-sampling device

In modern society, taking a blood sample from a patient became the key factor in verifying any possible abnormal health status. Due to a possible high risk of spreading an infection, a professional with medical experience usually performs the blood sampling. Afterwards, the sample is send to a laboratory for further analysis and the results are submitted to the medical doctor, who discusses the outcome with the patient in a private environment. These steps are very common in the western world, but are far out of reach for developing countries.